Clinicopathological study on hepatitis C virus-associated glomerulonephritis without hepatitis C virus in the blood.

@article{Yamabe2005ClinicopathologicalSO,
  title={Clinicopathological study on hepatitis C virus-associated glomerulonephritis without hepatitis C virus in the blood.},
  author={Hideaki Yamabe and Norio Nakamura and Michiko Shimada and Reiichi Murakami and Takeshi Fujita and Yuko Shimaya and Maiko Kitajima and Mayumi Urushizaka},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 14},
  pages={1321-3}
}
PURPOSE Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated glomerulonephritis in whom HCV RNA was not detected in the blood have been reported. We attempted to uncover the differences between HCV RNA-negative and HCV RNA-positive cases. METHODS The clinical and pathological findings for 5 patients with HCV-associated glomerulonephritis without HCV in the blood were compared with those for 23 patients with HCV RNA-positive HCV-associated glomerulonephritis. RESULTS The HCV RNA-negative cases… CONTINUE READING