Presence of a newly described human DNA virus (TTV) in patients with liver disease.

@article{Naoumov1998PresenceOA,
  title={Presence of a newly described human DNA virus (TTV) in patients with liver disease.},
  author={Nikolai V. Naoumov and Elena Petrova Petrova and Mark Thomas and Richard Williams},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1998},
  volume={352 9123},
  pages={195-7}
}
BACKGROUND A newly described DNA virus, named transfusion-transmitted virus (TTV), was recently detected with high prevalence in Japanese patients with fulminant hepatitis and chronic liver disease of unknown aetiology. We investigated the presence of this virus in patients with liver disease in the UK to find out whether TTV infection is associated with liver damage. METHODS We used semi-nested PCR to amplify TTV DNA from serum samples from 126 adults, of whom 72 were patients with a range… CONTINUE READING