Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 18th, 2000
Researchers in Japan used sections of hearts preserved in paraffin to study the relationship between viral hepatitis and various cardiomyopathies.
A. Matsumori and colleagues at Kyoto University said, "The importance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been recently noted in patients with myocarditis and in patients with dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy."
A series of analytical techniques was performed on heart tissues that had been removed from the paraffin preservation material. Investigators checked for the...
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