Hepatitis C virus induced hypobetalipoproteinemia: a possible mechanism for steatosis in chronic hepatitis C.

@article{Serfaty2001HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus induced hypobetalipoproteinemia: a possible mechanism for steatosis in chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Lawrence D Serfaty and Tony Andr{\'e}ani and Philippe Giral and Nicolas Carbonell and Olivier Chazouilleres and Raoul Poupon},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={428-34}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Steatosis could be the result of HCV (hepatitis C virus)-induced hypobetalipoproteinemia in patients with chronic hepatitis C. The aim of this study was to assess serum levels of main constituents of betalipoproteins and their relationship with steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C without known risk factors for steatosis. PATIENTS One-hundred male patients with untreated biopsy proven non-cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C were included. Twenty-nine of these patients were… CONTINUE READING
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