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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and autoimmune liver diseases

  • K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde
  • G. Gerken
  • M. Manns
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

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.

Keywords

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Chronic Active Hepatitis Autoimmune Liver Disease Extrahepatic Cholestasis Autoimmune Chronic Active Hepatitis 
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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde
    • 1
  • G. Gerken
    • 1
  • M. Manns
    • 1
  1. 1.I. Medizinische Klinik und PoliklinikJohannes Gutenberg Universität MainzMainz 1Federal Republic of Germany

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