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HCV infection and chronic active hepatitis in alcoholics

  • S. Brillanti
  • C. Masci
  • S. Siringo
  • G. Di Febo
  • M. Miglioli
  • L. Barbara
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

Histological signs of chronic active hepatitis were found in 11/41 (27%) patients with chronic alcoholic liver disease. All these 11 patients tested positive for antibodies to HCV and no other causes of chronic hepatitis were found.

Keywords

Chronic Hepatitis Chronic Liver Disease Cirrhotic Patient Chronic Active Hepatitis Alcoholic Hepatitis 
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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Brillanti
    • 1
  • C. Masci
    • 1
  • S. Siringo
    • 1
  • G. Di Febo
    • 1
  • M. Miglioli
    • 1
  • L. Barbara
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Clinica Medica e GastroenterologiaUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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