Autoimmunity in hepatitis C and D virus infection.

  title={Autoimmunity in hepatitis C and D virus infection.},
  author={Christian P. Strassburg and Petra Obermayer-Straub and Michael P. Manns},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  volume={3 2},
A large number of viruses are capable of inducing acute or chronic hepatitis. The syndrome of chronic hepatitis encompasses not only viral but also autoimmune liver diseases. The hepatitis C virus, and recently also the hepatitis D virus have been found to be associated with an array of autoimmune syndromes, diseases and markers of autoimmunity. The relationship of hepatotropic virus infection and the immune system leading to virus-associated autoimmunity, and its distinction from genuine… CONTINUE READING


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