Acute Hepatitis B and C Virus Coinfection: A Virological and Clinical Study of 3 Cases

Coppola, Nicola; Marrocco, Cecilia; Di Caprio, Domenico; Coviello, Giancarlo; Scolastico, Carlo; Filippini, Pietro; Sagnelli, Evangelista
February 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;2/15/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p528
Academic Journal
We report the virological interaction in, clinical presentation of, and course of disease observed in 3 male injection drug users with acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection. In all 3 cases, HBV infection presented first and quickly resolved. Diagnosis of acute HBV/HCV coinfection requires a long follow-up period with careful observation.


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