Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 1995  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 211--215

Hepatitis C Virus Infection in a Hemodialysis and Kidney Transplant Patient: An Eight Year Follow-up Report


Khalid Al Meshari1, Nasrulla Abutaleb1, Osman I Alfurayh1, Mohammed Ashraf Ali2 
1 Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pathology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Khalid Al Meshari
Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, P.O. Box 3354, Riyadh 11211
Saudi Arabia

We report our experience in the management of a hemodialysis (HD) patient who acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection while on dialysis, and subsequently received a kidney transplant. The potential role of alpha-interferon in the management of HCV infection is discussed, as well as the potential for azathioprine to perpetuate HCV induced liver disease following kidney transplantation. The management of this patient summarizes our standard practice for the management of HCV infection during HD and following kidney transplantation.


How to cite this article:
Al Meshari K, Abutaleb N, Alfurayh OI, Ali MA. Hepatitis C Virus Infection in a Hemodialysis and Kidney Transplant Patient: An Eight Year Follow-up Report.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 1995;6:211-215


How to cite this URL:
Al Meshari K, Abutaleb N, Alfurayh OI, Ali MA. Hepatitis C Virus Infection in a Hemodialysis and Kidney Transplant Patient: An Eight Year Follow-up Report. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 1995 [cited 2019 Dec 9 ];6:211-215
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