Long-term follow-up of anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies in patients with acute nonA nonB hepatitis and different outcome of liver disease.

We screened 74 patients with nonA nonB acute hepatitis (37 of post-transfusion PTH, and 37 of non-post-transfusion, NPTH, origin) for the presence of anti-HCV by tests detecting either C100-3 antibodies alone (ELISA I) or C100-3 plus C33c plus C22-3 antibodies (ELISA II). Samples were taken at the onset of disease and then serially for a period of time… (More)