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Prevalence of antibody to hepatitis C virus in chronic HBsAg carriers

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

Summary

The presence of the anti-HCV antibody was investigated in sera from 102 chronic HBsAg carriers. The subjects varied as to the characteristics of the clinical states. It was found that HCV coinfection was more common in HBsAg positive intravenous drug addicts than in other parenteral risk groups. It also appears that HCV may be the causative agent of chronic liver disease in HBsAg carriers with undetectable HBV (and possibly HDV) replication.

Keywords

Chronic Liver Disease Hepatitis Delta Virus HBsAg Carrier Chronic Persistent Hepatitis Positive Chronic Hepatitis 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Rodríguez
    • 1
  • C. A. Navascues
    • 1
  • A. Martínez
    • 1
  • A. Suárez
    • 1
  • S. Riestra
    • 1
  • P. Sala
    • 1
  • M. González
    • 1
  • L. Rodrigo
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology UnitHospital CovadongaOviedoSpain

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