Fowell, AJ and Sheron, N and Rosenberg, WMC (2008) Renal hepatitis C in the absence of detectable serum or hepatic virus. LIVER INT , 28 (6) 889 - 891. 10.1111/j.1478-3231.2008.01672.x.
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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.
|Title:||Renal hepatitis C in the absence of detectable serum or hepatic virus|
|Keywords:||glomerulonephritis, hepatitis C, polymerase chain reaction, BLOOD MONONUCLEAR-CELLS, B-VIRUS, INFECTION, CRYOGLOBULINEMIA, PERSISTENCE, RNA, DISEASES|
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