Clínic Barcelona

An antiviral combination reaches 97% of effectiveness in liver transplant patients with hepatitis C

In a study published in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a combination of oral antiviral obtained a 97% curation rate for hepatitis C in a group of liver transplant patients in which eradication of infection was only possible in less than 50% of cases until now. Dr. Xavier Forns, Head of Hepatitis Unit at Hospital Clínic and researcher at IDIBAPS and at the Networked Biomedical Research Center in Hepatic and Digestive Diseases (CIBEREHD), leads this study in which his  group is the only European participant.