The prevalence of hepatitis C and hepatitis G virus infection in patients with B cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas in Greece: a Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group Study.

@article{Giannoulis2004ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of hepatitis C and hepatitis G virus infection in patients with B cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas in Greece: a Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group Study.},
  author={Eleftherios Giannoulis and Theophanis Economopoulos and Kalliopi Mandraveli and Kleanthis E Giannoulis and Costas Nikolaides and Eleftheria K Zervou and Efstathios S Papageorgiou and D Zoulas and Achilles Tourkantonis and George P Giannopoulos and George Fountzilas},
  journal={Acta haematologica},
  year={2004},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={189-93}
}
Our aim was to investigate the association between chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in the Greek population. We studied 120 patients (70 men and 50 women, mean age 59 years) diagnosed with NHL. One hundred and eight had B cell NHL (90%) and 12 had T cell NHL (10%). The presence of anti-HCV antibodies in patients and controls was investigated using the monoclonal enzymatic immunoassay (MEIA) method. The detection of HCV RNA and hepatitis G virus… CONTINUE READING
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