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Hepatitis C virus infection in patients with idiopathic hemochromatosis (IH) and porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT)

  • A. Piperno
  • R. D’Alba
  • L. Roffi
  • M. Pozzi
  • A. Farina
  • L. Vecchi
  • G. Fiorelli
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

The prevalence of HCV antibodies in IH and PCT patients was examined. It was found that both groups are characterized by increased incidence of HCV infection. These results suggest a possible connection between HCV and iron overload.

Keywords

Iron Overload Serum Iron Level Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Histologic Activity Index Chronic Active Liver Disease 
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References

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    Conte D, Piperno A, Mandelli C, Fargion S et al (1986) Clinical, biochemical and histological features of primary hemochromatosis: a report of 67 cases. Liver 6: 310–315PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Esteban JI, Viladomiu L, Gonzalez A et al (1989) Hepatitis C virus antibodies among risk groups in Spain. Lancet ii: 294–296CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Felton C, Lustbader ED, Merten C, Blumberg BS (1981) Serum iron levels and response to hepatitis B virus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 76: 2438–2441CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Piperno
    • 1
  • R. D’Alba
    • 1
  • L. Roffi
    • 1
  • M. Pozzi
    • 1
  • A. Farina
    • 1
  • L. Vecchi
    • 2
  • G. Fiorelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienze Biomediche S. Gerardo, Clinica MedicaUniversity of MilanMonza (Milano)Italy
  2. 2.Department of Clinical PathologyS. Gerardo HospitalMonza (Milan)Italy

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