Occult infection with hepatitis C virus: friend or foe?

@article{Sugden2012OccultIW,
  title={Occult infection with hepatitis C virus: friend or foe?},
  author={Peter B Sugden and Barbara Cameron and Rowena A. Bull and Peter A. White and Andrew R. Lloyd},
  journal={Immunology and Cell Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={90}
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global pandemic associated with a growing disease burden due to cirrhosis and the consequent morbidity and mortality. Transmission is largely via blood‐to‐blood contact. Following primary infection, a minority of individuals clear the infection predominantly via cellular immune mechanisms, whereas the majority become chronically infected. Recent data suggest that a third outcome may also be possible, termed ‘occult' infection in which subjects who are… Expand
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