Hepatitis C virus replicates in sweat glands and is released into sweat in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

@article{OrtizMovilla2002HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus replicates in sweat glands and is released into sweat in patients with chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Nuria Ortiz-Movilla and Pablo M{\'e}ndez L{\'a}zaro and Elena Rodr{\'i}guez-I{\~n}igo and Javier Bartolom{\'e} and Isabel Longo and Manuel Lecona and Margarita Pardo and Vicente Carre{\~n}o},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={529-36}
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) replicates in salivary glands of chronic hepatitis C patients and is released into the saliva, suggesting that HCV may replicate in other exocrine glands. The presence of positive and negative HCV RNA strands was demonstrated by in situ hybridization, and of HCV core protein by immunohistochemistry, in sweat glands and keratinocytes in healthy skin biopsies from 15 patients with chronic hepatitis C and 10 anti-HCV negative patients with chronic liver disease. Positive… CONTINUE READING
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