5 years ago

Response to: HCV Viremic Donors With Hepatic Bridging Fibrosis: Are We Ready To Use Their Livers in The Era of Direct-ActingAntivirals?

R. N. Formica, J. Levitsky
We read with interest the response by Martini et al to our consensus conference and recommendations on the use of hepatitis C viremic organs in negative recipients (1,2). Their case report is certainly provocative in considering fibrotic viremic donors, given the ability to eradicate HCV early and prevent further damage to a more injured graft. As we mentioned in our report, we should see an increase number of HCV-infected baby boomers within the next decade who have more likelihood of hepatic fibrosis compared to the younger, drug-injecting population (3). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/ajt.14478

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