Healthy Living: Hepatitis C Liver Transplants

New anti-viral drugs that can actually cure hepatitis C are proving so effective, that doctors are now doing what had previously been unheard of.

They’re transplanting infected livers into patients who are on liver transplant wait lists, and then curing the hepatitis C afterwards, something that used to be impossible.

Courtney Hunter explains in Healthy Living.

Currently there are nearly 17,000 people in the United States waiting for a liver transplant.

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports these new anti-viral drugs are so effective that other infected body parts, such as hearts and lungs can also be transplanted, and then cleared of the hepatitis C after the transplant.

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