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Antibody to hepatitis C virus in acute, self-limited, type B hepatitis

  • Manuel Rodríguez
  • A. Suárez
  • R. Cimadevilla
  • S. Riestra
  • C. A. Navascues
  • P. Sala
  • L. Rodrigo
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

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.

Keywords

Acute Hepatitis Acute Type Hepatitis Delta Virus Intravenous Drug Abuser Hepatitis Delta Virus Infection 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Rodríguez
    • 1
  • A. Suárez
    • 1
  • R. Cimadevilla
    • 1
  • S. Riestra
    • 1
  • C. A. Navascues
    • 1
  • P. Sala
    • 1
  • L. Rodrigo
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology UnitHospital CovadongaOviedoSpain

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