Assessment of host metabolic factors: Adiponectin, TNF- and Insulin resistance influence on the degree of hepatic steatosis in patients infected with Hepatitis C virus

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major global health issue. Estimates indicate that three to four million persons are newly infected each year, 170 million people are chronically infected and death in about 20%25% of cirrhotic cases. (Perz et al., 2006; Sangiovanni et al., 2006; Chen and Morgan, 2006) HCV infection represents a leading indication for… (More)

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