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Discover why having Hepatitis C could increase the odds of a successful liver transplant.

In a Twist, Having Hepatitis C May Prevent Liver Transplant Rejection

Written by Kristen Fischer
June 25, 2014

By suppressing the immune system, hepatitis C may be able to keep the body from attacking a newly transplanted organ.

It turns out there’s a silver lining to having hepatitis C (HCV), an infection that can badly damage the liver. According to a new study in Science Translational Medicine, the hepatitis C virus can suppress the immune response that causes the body to reject transplanted organs as foreign invaders.

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http://www.healthline.com/health-news/hepatitis-c-may-prevent-liver-transplant-rejection-062514

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