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Prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C virus in primary biliary cirrhosis and autoimmune chronic hepatitis

  • A. Suárez
  • S. Riestra
  • M. Rodríguez
  • C. A. Navascués
  • F. Tévar
  • R. Pérez
  • L. Rodrigo
  • J. L. Sánchez Lombroña
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

We have determined the prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in 45 patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and 6 with autoimmune chronic active hepatitis (AI-CAH). Anti-HCV was positive in two cases of PBC, both with a history of previous blood transfusion, and in one patient with AI-CAH, only during an active phase of the disease.

Keywords

Chronic Liver Disease Active Phase Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Chronic Active Hepatitis Inactive Phase 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Suárez
    • 1
  • S. Riestra
    • 1
  • M. Rodríguez
    • 1
  • C. A. Navascués
    • 1
  • F. Tévar
    • 2
  • R. Pérez
    • 1
  • L. Rodrigo
    • 1
  • J. L. Sánchez Lombroña
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology SectionCovadonga HospitalOviedoSpain
  2. 2.Communitary Transfusion CenterOviedoSpain

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