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Current and Future Medications for Hepatitis C (cont.)


For end stage liver disease, liver transplantation may be the only viable option. It is, however, not a cure. Post transplant surgery, antiviral medical treatment usually is continued as HCV infection may re-occur in the new liver.


There are no vaccinations that prevent HCV. Vaccinations for hepatitis A and B, however, are given to patients with HCV to prevent the possibility of acquiring another hepatitis virus.

REFERENCE: Hepatitis C.

Last Editorial Review: 7/27/2012

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