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Author Topic: Transplanting Hepatitis C–Positive Kidneys Appears Safe and Effective  (Read 3756 times)

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People waiting for a kidney transplant may do well to receive such an organ from a donor with hepatitis C virus (HCV), MedPage Today reports. A recent small study found that doing so and then treating the recipient with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) was safe and effective.

Publishing their findings in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers conducted a study of 20 HCV-negative individuals who were awaiting a kidney transplant. They received kidneys from 15 different HCV-positive donors. Ten of the participants were enrolled in the THINKER-1 study, and the other 10 were enrolled in the EXPANDER study.

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