Occult hepatitis C virus infection: what does it mean?

@article{Pham2010OccultHC,
  title={Occult hepatitis C virus infection: what does it mean?},
  author={Tram N. Q. Pham and Carla S. Coffin and Tomasz I. Michalak},
  journal={Liver International},
  year={2010},
  volume={30}
}
Occult hepatitis C virus infection (OCI) is a recently identified entity of which the existence became evident when nucleic acid amplification assays of enhanced sensitivity were introduced for the detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genome and its replication. This form of HCV infection has been found to persist in the presence of antibodies against HCV and normal levels of liver enzymes for years after spontaneous or antiviral therapy‐induced resolution of hepatitis C and, therefore, can be… Expand
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