Porphyria cutanea tarda and hepatitis C and B viruses infection: a retrospective study.

@article{Navas1995PorphyriaCT,
  title={Porphyria cutanea tarda and hepatitis C and B viruses infection: a retrospective study.},
  author={Sonia Navas and Orencio Bosch and Inmaculada Castillo and Emily E. Marriott and Vincente Carreno},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={279-84}
}
Based on the knowledge that patients with porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) usually have chronic liver disease, several authors studied a possible relationship to hepatotropic virus infections. However, the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in serum of these patients, as well as the presence of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-RNA in paired liver, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), and serum samples in these patients has not been reported. We have studied… CONTINUE READING

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