Pathogenesis and clinical consequences of iron overload in chronic hepatitis C-- impact of host and viral factors related to iron metabolism

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Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is a leading cause of progressive liver fibrosis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Iron overload is frequently observed in cases of chronic hepatitis C and has been suggested as a negative prognostic factor for this disease. Although the mechanisms leading to iron accumulation are not fully explained yet… (More)

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