Virological and clinical aspects of HBV-HCV coinfection in HIV positive patients.

@article{Filippini2007VirologicalAC,
  title={Virological and clinical aspects of HBV-HCV coinfection in HIV positive patients.},
  author={Pietro Filippini and Nicola Coppola and Raffaella Pisapia and Salvatore Martini and Cecilia Marrocco and Filomena Di Martino and Caterina Sagnelli and A. Filippini and Evangelista Sagnelli},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2007},
  volume={79 11},
  pages={1679-85}
}
In a long-term follow-up study the clinical and virological presentation of HBV/HCV coinfection in anti-HIV positive patients was evaluated. Plasma HBV-DNA, HCV-RNA, and HIV-RNA were determined by PCR in 5 HBsAg/anti-HCV/anti-HIV positive patients, in 4 HBsAg/anti-HIV positive patients and in 82 anti-HCV/anti-HIV positive patients first observed at a Unit of Infectious Diseases in Naples (Italy) from 1990 to 2000 (follow up 6-16 years). All five hepatitis B and C coinfected patients showed… CONTINUE READING