Antibody to the hepatitis C virus in acute hepatitis and chronic liver diseases in Japan.

@article{Nishioka1991AntibodyTT,
  title={Antibody to the hepatitis C virus in acute hepatitis and chronic liver diseases in Japan.},
  author={Kazue Nishioka and Jun Watanabe and Seiichi Furuta and Eiji Tanaka and Hiroshi Tiberu Suzuki and Shiro Iino and Takao Tsuji and Michitami Yano and Gioetta Kuo and Q-L. Choo},
  journal={Liver},
  year={1991},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          65-70
        }
}
In a 6-month follow-up study of acute hepatitis in Japan, 31 out of 41 (75.6%) cases of post-transfusion non-A and non-B hepatitis (NANB-PTH) and 14 out of 40 (35.0%) cases of sporadic non-A non-B hepatitis (NANB-SPO) were found to be positive for antibody to the hepatitis C virus (HCVAb). After 12 months of follow-up, 30 cases (81.1%) became chronic among 37 HCVAb positive acute NANB hepatitis cases. This figure shows a significantly higher rate of chronicity as compared with HCVAb negative… CONTINUE READING
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