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HCV infection in HBsAg positive chronic liver disease

  • F. Fatuzzo
  • M. T. Mughini
  • B. Cacopardo
  • R. La Rosa
  • L. Nigro
  • G. Lupo
  • S. Bruno
  • M. Zuccarello
  • E. Caltabiano
  • F. Zipper
  • S. Cosentino
  • R. Russo
  • A. Nunnari
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

The prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies was determined for a group of 68 patients with various forms of chronic liver disease. All patients that were anti-HCV positive but did not show signs of HBV replication had severe liver disease. We therefore suggest that HCV may be responsible for liver damage in HBsAg positive subjects when there are no evident signs of HBV replication.

Keywords

Chronic Liver Disease Autoimmune Hepatitis Chronic Active Hepatitis Severe Liver Disease Chronic Persistent Hepatitis 
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    JM Sanchez-Tapias, JM Barrera, J Costa et al (1989) Hepatitis C virus infection in nonalcoholic chronic liver disease. First International Symposium on Hepatitis C virus, Rome 14–15 Settembre 1989Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Fatuzzo
    • 1
  • M. T. Mughini
    • 1
  • B. Cacopardo
    • 1
  • R. La Rosa
    • 1
  • L. Nigro
    • 1
  • G. Lupo
    • 1
  • S. Bruno
    • 1
  • M. Zuccarello
    • 1
  • E. Caltabiano
    • 1
  • F. Zipper
    • 1
  • S. Cosentino
    • 1
  • R. Russo
    • 1
  • A. Nunnari
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Infectious DiseasesCataniaItaly

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