Antonio Eduardo Benedito Silva

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BACKGROUND Recently it has been found that iron is an important element in the natural history of hepatitis C. Serum markers of iron stores are frequently increased in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected carriers but the real impact of the hepatic iron overload is poorly understood. The purpose of the present paper was to determine the prevalence of(More)
The evidence of a higher incidence of hepatitis G virus (HGV) infection among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the relatively high prevalence of patients with primary liver carcinoma without apparent risk factors in our country motivated the present study, the objective of which was to determine the frequency of HGV-ribonucleic acid (RNA) in(More)
INTRODUCTION The high prevalence of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and its consequent cirrhosis has been associated with bone fragility. Whether CHC may cause bone and mineral abnormalities in the absence of hepatocellular dysfunction is still unknown. In this study we aimed to determine the prevalence of osteoporotic vertebral fractures and low BMD measurements(More)
BACKGROUND HBV/HCV coinfection is a common finding among hemodialysis patients. However, there is scarce information concerning the impact of HBV coinfection on the response to treatment of HCV-infected patients on hemodialysis. AIM We aimed to compare the rate of sustained virologic response (SVR) to treatment with interferon-alfa (IFN) between(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C in elderly patients has been associated with low rates of a sustained virological response (SVR), but the reasons are unclear. OBJECTIVE To determine the SVR rate in patients ≥ 60 years with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C treated with Peg-IFN and ribavirin, and to identify risk factors related to(More)
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are both autoimmune cholestatic liver disease and the association of these two conditions in the same patient is very rare. We report the case of a female patient presenting with a cholestatic liver disease and a panel of autoantibodies specific for PBC, including antibodies to(More)
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