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Test Predicts Risk Of Liver Scarring After Transplant, Study Shows

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October 6, 2005
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University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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A study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine may have found a way to identify liver transplant patients with hepatitis C who are at greatest risk for advanced cirrhosis, thereby allowing doctors to decide who should receive treatment that could save the transplanted organ.

CHAPEL HILL -- An estimated 20 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will develop advanced cirrhosis, scarring of the new organ severe enough to impair its ability to function normally within five years of transplantation.


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