April 14, 2012

Association of Cytomegalovirus Infection and Disease With Recurrent Hepatitis C After Liver Transplantation.


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CMV infection post-transplant is responsible for direct end-organ disease but may also contribute to other infections through its immunomodulatory properties. Previous studies do not show a consistent link between CMV and recurrence of hepatitis C post-liver transplant. In this retrospective study, CMV infection was associated with an increased fibrosis and inflammation scores. This was regardless of CMV serostatus. It is important to examine prevention strategies for CMV in light of these results.

Liver Transplantation, Transplant Infectious Disease

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