Hepatitis C virus RNA and hepatitis B virus DNA in serum and liver of patients with fulminant hepatitis.

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BACKGROUND The role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the development of fulminant hepatitis is poorly understood. METHODS The polymerase chain reaction was used to detect HCV RNA and hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in serum and liver of 40 patients with fulminant or subfulminant hepatitis. RESULTS HCV RNA was detected in none of the 23 subjects with hepatitis… (More)

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@article{Fray1993HepatitisCV, title={Hepatitis C virus RNA and hepatitis B virus DNA in serum and liver of patients with fulminant hepatitis.}, author={Cyrille F{\'e}ray and Michelle Gigou and Didier Samuel and Gilberto Reyes and Jacques Raymond Bernuau and Michel Reyn{\`e}s and Henri Bismuth and Christian Br{\'e}chot}, journal={Gastroenterology}, year={1993}, volume={104 2}, pages={549-55} }