Hepatitis C virus superinfection in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection

@article{Liaw2002HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus superinfection in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection},
  author={Y -F Liaw},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={37},
  pages={65-68}
}
Because hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) have the same transmission routes, dual infection may occur and even persist in the same patient. The reported series on seroprevalence of HCV indicate that HCV is found in more than 10% of HBV-infected patients worldwide. HCV superinfection in patients with chronic HBV infection tends to cause severe and progressive liver disease that is resistant to interferon therapy. Paradoxically, HCV exerts a suppressive effect on HBV and may… CONTINUE READING

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