Renal hepatitis C in the absence of detectable serum or hepatic virus


Fowell, Andrew J., Sheron, Nicholas and Rosenberg, William M.C. (2008) Renal hepatitis C in the absence of detectable serum or hepatic virus. Liver International, 28, (6), 889-891. (doi:10.1111/j.1478-3231.2008.01672.x). (PMID:18647143).

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Description/Abstract

We report an apparently unique case where hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA was identified in renal tissue from a patient with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and treated chronic hepatitis C, despite the absence of detectable virus in the serum or liver (COBAS Amplicor qualitative assay, lower limit of detection 50 IU/ml). The implications of this finding are discussed, with particular reference to current concepts regarding 'occult' hepatitis C infection.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1478-3223 (print)
1478-3231 (electronic)
Keywords: glomerulonephritis, hepatitis C, polymerase chain reaction
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
ePrint ID: 59295
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:41
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/59295

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