Cheng-Chuan Su

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Immunologic abnormalities in patients with cirrhosis strongly correlate with severity of liver cirrhosis. The association between cirrhosis and human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) infection is unclear. Plasma samples were obtained from 74 healthy control subjects and 59 patients with cirrhosis. The seropositive rates for HHV-8 antibodies in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with tuberculosis (TB) are seropositive for human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8), and many patients with primary effusion lymphoma have high levels of HHV-8 DNA in their effusions. However, the status of HHV-8 in the effusions of patients with TB remains unclear. METHODS Blood samples were collected from 129 patients with pulmonary TB(More)
Human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) DNA is consistently found in all types of Kaposi’s sarcoma, which is prevalent in immunocompromised patients. Patients with advanced lung carcinoma often showed immunologic abnormalities, and prevalence of HHV-8 infection is unclear. In this study, blood samples from 109 lung carcinoma patients and 109 age- and sex-matched(More)
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