Hepatitis C and the controversies it creates relative to liver transplantation and autoimmune hepatitis

Yusuf Bayraktar, David H. Van Thiel, Ahmet Gurakar

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Abstract

The paradox of hepatitis C. An agent that persists in tissue for years by escaping the immune system and not killing but only damaging its host while simultaneously being associated with autoimmune hepatitis as well as other putative autoimmune diseases is presented. Liver transplantation necessitates immune suppression and is associated with progressive HCV disease albeit at a rather slow rate. Diagnosis and treatment concerns are raised and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)873-881
Number of pages9
JournalHepato-gastroenterology
Volume43
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 27 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Autoimmune reactions
  • Hepatitis C
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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