Detection of hepatitis C virus in platelets: evaluating its relationship to antiviral therapy outcome.

@article{Almeida2009DetectionOH,
  title={Detection of hepatitis C virus in platelets: evaluating its relationship to antiviral therapy outcome.},
  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 M{\'a}rcia Paschoal do Esp{\'i}rito-Santo and Clara Fumiko Tachibana Yoshida and Elisabeth Lampe},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 90},
  pages={
          429-36
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Detection of HCV has been documented in extrahepatic sites such as platelets. However, its influence on antiviral therapy outcome is unknown. In this study, we investigated the relationship between the detection of HCV in platelets from a cohort of 48 chronically HCV-infected patients and response to antiviral therapy. METHODOLOGY This study comprised of 19 males and 29 females, mean age 54.9 +/- 8.72 years, followed-up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between August 2004 and… CONTINUE READING
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