The viral clearance in interferon-treated chronic hepatitis C is associated with increased cytotoxic T cell frequencies.

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Cytotoxic T lymphocytes have been demonstrated in peripheral blood and liver tissue of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, but their significance for viral clearance is unknown. Therefore, we analyzed hepatitis C virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte precursor frequencies in chronic hepatitis C virus carriers during interferon… (More)

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@article{Lhr1999TheVC, title={The viral clearance in interferon-treated chronic hepatitis C is associated with increased cytotoxic T cell frequencies.}, author={Hanns F L{\"{o}hr and Denise Schmitz and Monika Arenz and Sascha W. Weyer and Guido G H Gerken and Karl-Hermann Meyer zum B{\"{u}schenfelde}, journal={Journal of hepatology}, year={1999}, volume={31 3}, pages={407-15} }