Microbial translocation and liver disease progression in women coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus.

@article{French2013MicrobialTA,
  title={Microbial translocation and liver disease progression in women coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus.},
  author={Audrey L. French and Charlesnika T. Evans and Denis Agniel and Mardge H. Cohen and Marion Peters and Alan L. Landay and Seema N. Desai},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={208 4},
  pages={679-89}
}
BACKGROUND Microbial translocation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. We sought to determine whether markers of microbial translocation are associated with liver disease progression during coinfection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). METHODS We measured serial plasma lipopolysaccharide (LPS), endotoxin core antibody, intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP), soluble CD14 (sCD14), interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin… CONTINUE READING