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This is a retrospective analysis of 19 babies born with biliary atresia (12 girls, 7 boys) who were treated at the Hospital das Clínicas of the Ribeirão Preto Medicine School. The portoenterostomy operation was performed in 16 patients. All operations were performed before 12 weeks of postnatal life. Diagnostic laboratory studies are discussed. The authors(More)
BACKGROUND The host immune response is an important indicator of the outcome of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and disease progression. The aim of this study was to explore cytokine gene polymorphisms as a candidate for susceptibility to persistent HCV infection or HCV spontaneous clearance in a population from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. METHODS Genetic(More)
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