Hepatitis C Virus Infection--Its Role in Pathogenesis

Tillmann, Hans L.; Thursz, Mark
January 2007
Journal of Infectious Diseases;1/15/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 2, p168
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the pathogenic risks associated with anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) positivity in HIV-positive patients. Several studies showed higher rates of sibling mortality for HCV and HIV co-infected patients as against those with only HIV infection. It was also found that most of the HCV patients die from causes other than this infection or liver related diseases in general. Further research on the subject is also recommended.


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