Musarrat Iqbal

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BACKGROUND A recently discovered occult HCV entity reported by various investigators seems to be highly controversial. Especially, the clinical significance of these findings remains uncertain. For optimal outcome of antiviral therapy, investigation of occult HCV needs a broad-based probe in order to investigate the results of viral therapy and its(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the efficacy and side effect profile of conventional interferon alpha-2b plus ribavirin for treating chronic hepatitis C genotype-3 infections in Pakistan. The study was conducted on treating 220 treatment-naïve individuals at KRL Hospital with conventional interferon given for 6 months. Both the response and(More)
Hemobilia is defined as bleeding into the biliary tree from an abnormal communication between a blood vessel and bile duct. It is an uncommon cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage and iatrogenic most of the times. We report a case of hemobilia secondary to percutaneous liver biopsy presenting with classical Quincke's triad in a young lady which was(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic Hepatitis C infection infects almost 130 to 170 million or approximately 2.2-3% of world's population. HCV is one of the main causes of chronic liver disease leading to progressive liver injury, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. It is also one of the leading indications for liver transplantation worldwide. The objective of the study(More)
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