Acute hepatitis C: high rate of both spontaneous and treatment-induced viral clearance.

@article{Gerlach2003AcuteHC,
  title={Acute hepatitis C: high rate of both spontaneous and treatment-induced viral clearance.},
  author={Joern Tilman Gerlach and Helmut Michael Diepolder and Reinhart Zachoval and Norbert Hubert Gruener and M. C. Jung and Axel Ulsenheimer and Winfried W Schraut and Carl Albrecht Schirren and Martin W{\"a}chtler and Markus Backmund and Gerd Rudolf Pape},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={125 1},
  pages={
          80-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Acute hepatitis C virus infection accounts for approximately 20% of cases of acute hepatitis today. The aim of this study was to define the natural course of the disease and to contribute to the development of treatment strategies for acute hepatitis C virus. METHODS The diagnosis of acute hepatitis C virus in 60 patients was based on seroconversion to anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies or clinical and biochemical criteria and on the presence of hepatitis C virus RNA in the… CONTINUE READING
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