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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 113-115

Spontaneous clearance of HCV infection in a renal allograft recipient


1 Registrar, Department of Nephrology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15 G Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai 400026, India
2 Consultant and Director of Nephrology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15 G Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai 400026, India
3 Consultant, Department of Gastroenterology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15 G Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai 400026, India

Correspondence Address:
Vishal V Ramteke
Registrar, Department of Nephrology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15 G Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.1016/j.ijt.2015.10.003

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Spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus occurs exclusively after acute infection with an associated robust cellular immune response. In immune compromised patients like renal transplant recipient, this is rarely seen. Although it has been reported in recipients who have received interferon in the past, very few cases of spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been described in interferon naive patients. We report a case of a 43-year-old renal transplant recipient who had spontaneous clearance of HCV infection with reduction of immunosuppression to minimum without antiviral therapy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case in Indian literature.


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