Occult persistence and lymphotropism of hepatitis C virus infection.

@article{Pham2008OccultPA,
  title={Occult persistence and lymphotropism of hepatitis C virus infection.},
  author={Tnd Pham and Travis Edward Michalak},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 18},
  pages={
          2789-93
        }
}
Recent discovery of occult hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection persisting after spontaneous or antiviral therapy-induced resolution of hepatitis C was made possible by the introduction of nucleic acid amplification assays capable of detecting HCV RNA at sensitivities superseding those offered by clinical tests. Although individuals with this seemingly silent HCV infection are usually anti-HCV antibody reactive and have normal liver function tests, occult HCV infection has also been reported in… CONTINUE READING
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