Ninety patients on dialysis, 241 cadaveric kidney donors and 27 cadaveric kidney recipients with a follow-up of 2 years, have been investigated as for anti-HCV positivity by means of 3 tests. As for patients on dialysis and cadaveric donors, the prevalence was 32 and 4%, respectively. As for transplanted patients, it must be noted that 4 negative recipients from positive donors seroconverted, but without any change in hepatic enzymes, while in 2 or 9 anti-HCV-positive recipients, hepatic enzymes increased after transplantation. Seroconversion in patients transplanted from a negative donor was not significantly different. We conclude that, according to their experience, anti-HCV positivity in the donors is not associated with a significant risk of infection in recipients of cadaveric grafts.

Antibodies to hepatitis C virus in kidney transplantation

Amoroso A.;Segoloni G. P.;
1992

Abstract

Ninety patients on dialysis, 241 cadaveric kidney donors and 27 cadaveric kidney recipients with a follow-up of 2 years, have been investigated as for anti-HCV positivity by means of 3 tests. As for patients on dialysis and cadaveric donors, the prevalence was 32 and 4%, respectively. As for transplanted patients, it must be noted that 4 negative recipients from positive donors seroconverted, but without any change in hepatic enzymes, while in 2 or 9 anti-HCV-positive recipients, hepatic enzymes increased after transplantation. Seroconversion in patients transplanted from a negative donor was not significantly different. We conclude that, according to their experience, anti-HCV positivity in the donors is not associated with a significant risk of infection in recipients of cadaveric grafts.
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Anti-HCV antibodies; Hepatitis; Infections; Kidney transplantation
Triolo G.; Squiccimarro G.; Baldi M.; Messina M.; Salomone M.; Torazza M.C.; Pratico L.; Bonino F.; Amoroso A.; Segoloni G.P.; Verellone A.
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