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Can a transplant be done when the patient has hepatitis C?

Q: My brother has kidney failure since last year. Now he is infected with hepatitis C virus. Is it advisable to proceed for transplantation? What is the level of the hepatitis C virus which is acceptable for transplantation?

A:Before going ahead with a kidney transplant, it is advisable to take antiviral drugs and make the HCV negative, if possible.

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