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