Hepatitis C virus infection in African patients with liver cirrhosis or primary hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Mets1993HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus infection in African patients with liver cirrhosis or primary hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Tony Mets and Johan Smitz and P Ngendahayo and L. Sabbe and I Bigilimana and B Ngirabatware},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1993},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={331-4}
}
We have studied the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Rwandan patients with histologically proven liver cirrhosis (LC) or primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Anti-HCV antibodies were determined by using a second-generation test, with a line immunoassay for structural and non-structural antigens as confirmation. Seventy-nine patients with LC, 26 with HCC, and 54 voluntary blood donors as controls were evaluated. Anti-HCV antibodies were more prevalent in LC patients (48… CONTINUE READING