Immunosuppression may lead to progression of hepatitis C virus-associated liver disease in hemophiliacs coinfected with HIV.

@article{Rockstroh1996ImmunosuppressionML,
  title={Immunosuppression may lead to progression of hepatitis C virus-associated liver disease in hemophiliacs coinfected with HIV.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen K. Rockstroh and Ulrich Spengler and Thomas Sudhop and Santiago Ewig and Albert Theisen and U. Hammerstein and Erhard Bierhoff and Hans Peter Fischer and Johannes Oldenburg and Hans Hermann Brackmann and Tilman Sauerbruch},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1996},
  volume={91 12},
  pages={2563-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the interaction between HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in hemophiliacs coinfected with the viruses and to investigate the possible relationship between immunosuppression and liver failure. METHODS To identify risk factors for impending liver failure in hemophiliacs coinfected with HIV and HCV, we analyzed clinical and laboratory parameters, including CD4 count, aminotransferases (ALT, AST), cholinesterase, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, and… CONTINUE READING
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