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HCV-Infected Kidneys May Help HCV-Infected Recipients

Although kidneys infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) were 2.6 times more likely than HCV-free donor kidneys to be discarded than used for transplantation, HCV-positive patients may well derive some benefit from receiving these organs, according to a report in the American Journal of Transplantation (online ahead of print).

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