Chronic hepatitis C in patients co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus in Japan: a retrospective multicenter analysis.

@article{Yotsuyanagi2009ChronicHC,
  title={Chronic hepatitis C in patients co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus in Japan: a retrospective multicenter analysis.},
  author={Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi and Yoshimi Kikuchi and Kunihisa Tsukada and Kyouji Nishida and Michio Kato and Hironori Sakai and Junki Takamatsu and Shuhei Hige and Kazuaki Chayama and Kyoji Moriya and Kazuhiko Koike},
  journal={Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={657-63}
}
AIM A nationwide survey in Japan revealed that nearly one-fifth of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients are co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). We conducted a study to further analyze the features of liver disease in HIV-HCV co-infected patients. METHODS We analyzed 297 patients from eight hospitals belonging to the HIV/AIDS Network of Japan. RESULTS HCV genotypes 1, 2, 3, 4 and mixed genotypes were detected in 55.2, 13.7, 18.9, 0.9 and 11.3% of patients, respectively… CONTINUE READING