Prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C virus in primary biliary cirrhosis and autoimmune chronic hepatitis
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.
KeywordsChronic Liver Disease Active Phase Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Chronic Active Hepatitis Inactive Phase
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