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Recipient-Donor race mismatch for African American liver transplant patients with chronic hepatitis C

from Liver Transplantation (paid subscription required)

African American (AA) recipient-donor race mismatch has been associated with graft loss and mortality, but studies of an association between race mismatch and hepatitis C virus (HCV) disease severity are lacking. HCV-infected adults from four U.S. centers who underwent liver transplantation for the first time (n = 1093) were followed for a median of 3.05 years to determine the rates of advanced HCV disease (bridging fibrosis or cirrhosis) and graft failure; 11 percent of the patients were AA. more

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