I have HCV diagnosed in 1993, received a transplant in 1994, The new liver
was reinfected rapidly, and even though LFT's remained normal I developed
cirrhosis again within 3 years. My kidneys were severely damaged and in
1999, I recieved a secon liver and a kidney from the same dondor. My viral
type is #3. A 9 month course of combination treatment in 2000-2001
eliminated the virus but I relapsed in Oct. 2001. Have been on PegIntron and
Ribavarin since then. My question is this - Do
you have any information at all regarding treatment in transplant patients?
MY viral count is currently undetectable, but if I relapse again, would you
recommend a third round of treatment? Biopsies every 3 months have shown
stage 2 inflammation and fibrosis, although there doesn't seem to be any
progression of damage while I am on therapy. I would appreciate any info
you might have in this area.