The gamble paid off.
For the patients, it was a gamble: if they took part in a new study, they’d be off the waiting list, and would receive a new kidney from an organ donor – but the organ they’d be getting would be one infected with the hepatitis C virus.
Those were the terms of two bold clinical studies conducted last year in the US, but for the patients who took part, the gamble paid off. Doctors this week announced that all 20 patients who received donated organs – and subsequently contracted hepatitis C – were able to beat the infection thanks to an antiviral treatment after the transplant.
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