Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and autoimmune liver diseases
Anti-HCV tests were positive in 18–45% of sera from patients with autoimmune chronic active hepatitis. High gammaglobulin levels may result in false positive results, however, some sera show true positivity. PCR testing of such sera is necessary in order to determine whether HCV is directly involved in specific forms of the disease.
KeywordsPrimary Biliary Cirrhosis Chronic Active Hepatitis Autoimmune Liver Disease Extrahepatic Cholestasis Autoimmune Chronic Active Hepatitis
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