Extra-hepatic infection of hepatitis C virus in the colon tissue and its relationship with hepatitis C virus pathogenesis.

@article{Hetta2016ExtrahepaticIO,
  title={Extra-hepatic infection of hepatitis C virus in the colon tissue and its relationship with hepatitis C virus pathogenesis.},
  author={Helal F. Hetta and Mohamed Abdelsabor Mekky and Nasr K. Khalil and Wegdan A. Mohamed and Mohamed El-feky and Shabaan H. Ahmed and Enas A. Daef and Ahmed Mohamed Medhat and Mahmoud I. Nassar and Kenneth E Sherman and Mohamed Tarek M. Shata},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={65 8},
  pages={703-12}
}
Extra-hepatic compartments might contribute to hepatitis C virus (HCV) persistence and extra-hepatic manifestations. Therefore, we investigated HCV infection in colonic tissue in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and its relationship with HCV pathogenesis. Colonic biopsies were collected from three groups with CHC infection: treatment naïve (TN; n=12… CONTINUE READING