The natural history of chronic hepatitis C in a cohort of HIV-negative Italian patients with hereditary bleeding disorders.

@article{Franchini2001TheNH,
  title={The natural history of chronic hepatitis C in a cohort of HIV-negative Italian patients with hereditary bleeding disorders.},
  author={Massimo Franchini and Gina Rossetti and Annarita Tagliaferri and Franco Capra and Elena de Maria and Corrado Pattacini and Giuseppe Lippi and Giovanni Cascio and Marzia de Gironcoli and Giorgio Gandini},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2001},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={
          1836-41
        }
}
This study looked at 102 anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive, hepatitis B virus (HBV)-negative, and HIV-negative patients (median age, 45.1 years; range, 15-71) affected by hereditary bleeding disorders who have been infected with HCV for 15 to 34 years (median, 25.1). All these patients were infected before the mid 1980s because of non-virally inactivated pooled blood products. Fourteen patients (13.7%) were HCV-RNA negative with no signs of liver disease and were considered to have cleared… CONTINUE READING

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