Race of donor figures in HCV recurrence after transplant

11/1/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Hepatitis C patients who were transplanted with a liver from a white donor experienced a more aggressive comeback of the disease than the patients who were given a liver from a black donor, according to a study. "The data suggests a graft from a white donor is potentially one more important variable in identifying patients at risk for more aggressive recurrent hepatitis after transplant and warrants further study," study lead author and gastroenterologist Dr. Matthew Moeller said.

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