Cerebral microglia activation in hepatitis C virus infection correlates to cognitive dysfunction.

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may induce chronic fatigue and cognitive dysfunction. Virus replication was proven within the brain and HCV-positive cells were identified as microglia and astrocytes. We hypothesized that cerebral dysfunction in HCV-afflicted patients is associated with microglia activation. Microglia activation was assessed in vivo in 22… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jvh.12496

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@article{Pflugrad2016CerebralMA, title={Cerebral microglia activation in hepatitis C virus infection correlates to cognitive dysfunction.}, author={Henning Pflugrad and G-J Meyer and Melanie A. Dirks and Philipp A. Raab and Anita Blanka Tryc and Annemarie Goldbecker and Hans Worthmann and Florian Wilke and Ronald Boellaard and Maqsood Yaqub and Georg Berding and Karin Weissenborn}, journal={Journal of viral hepatitis}, year={2016}, volume={23 5}, pages={348-57} }