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Can hepatitis recur after a liver transplant?

If you suffered from Hepatitis B or C prior to receiving your new liver, it is possible to experience a recurrence of the virus after transplantation. Fortunately, antiviral therapy can protect the new liver against hepatitis B recurrence in nearly all cases. To help identify and control any recurrence, you will be screened with blood tests and liver biopsies at regular intervals. If recurrence is detected, medications will be prescribed.

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