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Why is pegylated interferon-based treatment not recommended for people with hepatitis C who get a kidney transplant?

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Pegylated interferon-based treatment raises the chances for organ rejection. Today, we have interferon-free treatments that work well and are well tolerated.

SOURCES:

CDC: "HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet" and "HIV and Viral Hepatitis."

National Kidney Foundation: "What You Should Know About Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Hemodialysis Patients and Their Families."

CDC: "Learn more about Hepatitis C."

Al-Zayadi, A. , October 28, 2009 World Journal of Gastroenterology

William Depew, M.D., 12 Hepatitis Update

Diadetes Forecast: "What's the link Between Hepatitis C and Type 2?"

UpToDate.

National Hemophilia Foundation. 

AIDSInfo: "Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 24, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet" and "HIV and Viral Hepatitis."

National Kidney Foundation: "What You Should Know About Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Hemodialysis Patients and Their Families."

CDC: "Learn more about Hepatitis C."

Al-Zayadi, A. , October 28, 2009 World Journal of Gastroenterology

William Depew, M.D., 12 Hepatitis Update

Diadetes Forecast: "What's the link Between Hepatitis C and Type 2?"

UpToDate.

National Hemophilia Foundation. 

AIDSInfo: "Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 24, 2018

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