Antiviral drug prevents recurrence of hepatitis C in liver t
Infection with the blood-borne hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead to severe liver damage. As such, HCV-associated cirrhosis is currently the leading indication for liver transplantation. But because almost all patients with the virus experience a recurrence of infection after they receive a transplant, there tend to be high rates of graft failure.

In the trial, patients with chronic HCV were given a single dose of the antiviral drug ledipasvir-sofosbuvir the day they arrived at the hospital for liver transplantation, and they continued to take the antiviral drug once per day for four weeks post-surgery.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-01-antiviral-drug-recurrence-hepatitis-liver.html
Like
Comment
Share