Cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis c is the leading indication for liver transplantation in europe united states and japan reinfection after liver transplantation is universal and chronic liver disease develops in at least 70 of patients at 3 years with an accelerated course compared to the nontransplant setting. Is hepatitis c a common cause for liver transplantation yes mj kruszon moran d gao fx xia g mcquillan g margolis hs hepatitis c virus genotypes and viral concentrations in participants of a general population survey in the united states gastroenterology 20061312478 84. Although a liver transplant isnt a cure for hepatitis c it can prolong your life statistics and science are on your side especially if you do your part about immunosuppressant drugs . Chronic hepatitis c virus hcv infection is the leading cause of death from liver disease and the leading indication for liver transplantation lt in the united states and western europe12 lt represents the best therapeutic alternative for patients with advanced chronic liver disease because of hcv or those who develop hepatocarcinoma
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