Hepatitis C virus testing in primary biliary cirrhosis.
We retrospectively investigated anti-HCV prevalence in a series of 160 consecutive patients with primary biliary cirrhosis who presented between 1980 and 1989.
Of these, 19 (12%) were positive for anti-HCV by C-100 ELISA.
Serum IgG levels were significantly higher in anti-HCV-positive patients and correlated to optical density values.
A serum sample was again collected from all the patients from the same series who were seen in 1990 for follow-up, after a median period of 32 months.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cirrhose biliaire, Primaire, Voie biliaire pathologie, Foie pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Virus hépatite C, Virus, Hépatite virale C, Virose, Infection, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Exploration immunologique, Sérologie, Homme, Italie, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Biliary cirrhosis, Primary, Biliary tract disease, Hepatic disease, Digestive diseases, Hepatitis C virus, Virus, Viral hepatitis C, Viral disease, Infection, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Immunological investigation, Serology, Human, Italy, Europe
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