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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection rarely resolves spontaneously once it becomes chronic (1). Most patients remain asymptomatic for a long period, with liver cirrhosis developing after approximately(More)
The genomic organization of the chromosomal cps region that is responsible for capsular polysaccharide synthesis in Klebsiella pneumoniae Chedid (O1:K2) was investigated. Deletion analyses and(More)
Patients hospitalized in a hospital with a high incidence of antibiotic-associated diarrhea due to toxin A-negative, toxin B-positive (A−/B+) Clostridium difficile were retrospectively investigated(More)
Patients with chronic hepatitis C infection show a gradual progression of fibrosis to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We studied whether the progression of liver fibrosis differed(More)