To the Editor: In their article entitled“Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus by Organ Transplantation,”Pereira et al. (Aug. 15 issue)* lacked critically needed scientific proof to warrant their conclusions. Moreover, several statements in the report are misleading and appear to bias the conclusions. For example, it is implied that hepatitis C virus (HCV) was transmitted by organ transplantation and that the HCV antibody (anti-HCV) appeared only after transplantation. If one looks at Table 1 of their article, however, only 8 recipients appear to have had a detectable positive HCV marker after transplantation and 3 of these 8 had the. . .
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