Direct-acting antiviral drugs against hepatitis c virus in renal transplant recipients: is it the dawn of an interferon-free era?

Rangaswamy, Dharshan and Nagaraju, Shankar Prasad and Attur, Ravindra P (2017) Direct-acting antiviral drugs against hepatitis c virus in renal transplant recipients: is it the dawn of an interferon-free era? Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, 28 (5). pp. 1169-1174. ISSN 1319-2442

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Abstract

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a significant problem among hemodialysis population, especially in India where renal transplant often gets delayed in the presence of live-related donors. An acceleration of liver cirrhosis and poor renal allograft outcomes are often witnessed in allograft recipients with high viral load. Use of interferon in the postrenal transplant setting for the treatment of hepatitis C viral infection was limited to a few grave situations, fearing the precipitation of allograft rejection and poor efficacy for sustained virological remission. However, the availability of newer direct-acting antivirals has opened a new tool box in the management of HCV in the postrenal transplant setting and in reducing the pretransplant waiting period.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Neurology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 10:12
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 10:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154610

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