Correlation between detection of anti-viral antibody and histopathological disease activity in an epidemic of hepatitis C

There was an epidemic of non-A non-B hepatitis in a small area of a town in the central part of Japan, which began with an outbreak of several patients in 1981 and then spread extensively with the result that about one third of the inhabitants showed abnormality in serum liver function tests at the health check performed in 1985. We determined histological… (More)