Antibody to hepatitis C virus in acute, self-limited, type B hepatitis
Sera from 104 patients with self-limited, acute type B hepatitis were tested for the presence of anti-HCV antibodies. The results show that especially drug users with acute type B (and occasionally coinfected with type D) hepatitis commonly are infected with HCV. Furthermore, HCV infection may have preceded infection with the other agents and may be responsible for high ALT levels.
KeywordsAcute Hepatitis Acute Type Hepatitis Delta Virus Intravenous Drug Abuser Hepatitis Delta Virus Infection
- 2.Kuo G, Choo Q-L, Alter HJ, Gitnick GL, Redeker AG, Purcell RH, Miyamura T, Dienstag JL, Alter MJ, Stevens CE, Tegtmeier GE, Bonino F, Colombo M, Lee W-S, Kuo C, Berger K, Shuster JR, Overby LR, Bradley DW, Houghton M (1989) An assay for circulating antibodies to a major etiologic virus of human Non-A, Non-B hepatitis. Science 244: 362–364PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar