The use of virologically compromised organs in liver transplantation

Hector Rodriguez-Luna, Juan Arenas, Hugo E. Vargas

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The present organ donor crisis has led to accepted use of organs from donors infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV). Although capable of transmitting disease, these grafts offer opportunities to expand the donor pool for certain populations. Anti-HBc positive grafts can be used if care is taken to provide prophylaxis. Good quality grafts from HCV+ donors may be used in recipients who are themselves HCV+ with good outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-584
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in liver disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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