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Occult hepatitis C virus infection in patients in whom the etiology of persistently abnormal results of liver-function tests is unknown.
BACKGROUND There are patients in whom the etiology of long-standing abnormal results of liver-function tests is unknown (ALF-EU) after exclusion of all known causes of liver diseases. We analyzed theExpand
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Hepatitis C virus replicates in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with occult hepatitis C virus infection
Background: Occult hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is characterised by the presence of HCV-RNA in the liver in the absence of anti-HCV, and serum viral RNA. Up to 70% of these patients also haveExpand
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Occult hepatitis C virus infection among hemodialysis patients.
Occult hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection (i.e., detectable HCV-RNA in the liver or peripheral blood mononuclear cells) in the absence of both serum HCV-RNA and anti-HCV antibodies has not beenExpand
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Hepatitis C virus replicates in the liver of patients who have a sustained response to antiviral treatment.
BACKGROUND Positive-strand hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA has been detected in the livers of patients who have achieved a sustained biochemical and virological response to antiviral therapy (hereafter,Expand
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New perspectives in occult hepatitis C virus infection.
Occult hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, defined as the presence of HCV RNA in liver and in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in the absence of detectable viral RNA in serum by standardExpand
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Genetic Diversity and Tissue Compartmentalization of the Hepatitis C Virus Genome in Blood Mononuclear Cells, Liver, and Serum from Chronic Hepatitis C Patients
ABSTRACT The degree of genetic variability in the hypervariable region 1 of hepatitis C virus (HCV) was analyzed by cloning and sequencing HCV genomes obtained in paired samples of serum, liverExpand
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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Can Coinfect the Same Hepatocyte in the Liver of Patients with Chronic HCV and Occult HBV Infection
ABSTRACT In this work, we have shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) can coexist in the same hepatocyte using double fluorescent in situ hybridization in liver biopsy samplesExpand
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Distribution of hepatitis B virus in the liver of chronic hepatitis C patients with occult hepatitis B virus infection
Although occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (HBV‐DNA in serum in the absence of hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg]) is common in chronic hepatitis C, its characteristics are not well known. InExpand
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Diagnosis of occult hepatitis C without the need for a liver biopsy
The diagnosis of occult hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is based on the presence of HCV‐RNA in the liver. This study aimed to evaluate the use of combining non‐invasive assays to diagnose occultExpand
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Hepatitis C virus infection in the family setting of patients with occult hepatitis C
Family members of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are at increased risk of HCV infection but the prevalence of HCV among family members of patients with occult HCV infectionExpand
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