Impact of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Replication Over Hepatitis C Recurrence in Liver Transplant Recipients (VHENUS)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01473849
Verified December 2012 by Sociedad Española de Trasplante Hepático. Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
The relationship between cytomegalovirus infection and recurrence of hepatitis C in liver transplant recipients remains controversial. Although some studies (Teixeira et al., 2000; Singh et al., 2005)have not found an association between recurrence of hepatitis C and CMV infection, studies such as Rosen et al. show that 50% of patients with CMV infection suffered cirrhosis durig follow-up period, while between not-infected patients the rate was 11%. To clarify this question, a non-interventional study will be carried out in order to assess if CMV replication is a risk factor for graft dysfunction in liver transplant recipients.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients who underwent liver transplantation after hepatopathy caused by HCV
Men or women who underwent liver transplantation after hepatopathy caused by HCV, confirmed by pre-transplantation detection of HCV RNA
Keywords provided by Sociedad Española de Trasplante Hepático:
Hepatitis C virus
Patients who underwent first liver transplantation due to hepatopathy caused by HCV,confirmed by detection of HCV RNA previously to transplantation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human