Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)
Hepatitis C virus infection in patients with idiopathic hemochromatosis (IH) and porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT)
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.
KeywordsIron Overload Serum Iron Level Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Histologic Activity Index Chronic Active Liver Disease
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