Detection of hepatitis C virus in platelets: evaluating its relationship to viral and host factors.

@article{Almeida2007DetectionOH,
  title={Detection of hepatitis C virus in platelets: evaluating its relationship to viral and host factors.},
  author={Adilson Jos{\'e} de Almeida and Marilza Campos-de-Magalh{\~a}es and Carlos Eduardo Brand{\~a}o-Mello and Rosane Vieira de Oliveira and Clara Fumiko Tachibana Yoshida and Elisabeth Lampe},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={54 75},
  pages={
          964-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Interaction of platelets with HCV is presumed to be one of the pathogenic mechanisms implicated in HCV-associated thrombocytopenia. Nevertheless, analysis of factors influencing the detection of HCV in platelets is not well understood. In this study, we investigated the relationship between the detection of HCV in platelets from a cohort of 39 chronically HCV-infected patients and several viral and host factors. METHODOLOGY This study comprised of 14 males and 25 females with… CONTINUE READING

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