Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 9th, 2002
Not only is the virus released in sweat, but it can replicate in sweat glands, according to Nuria Ortiz-Movilla and other members of a multicenter investigation team in Madrid, Spain.
Ortiz-Movilla and coauthors, researchers at the Foundation for the Study of Viral Hepatitis in Madrid, Spain, tested the sweat glands and skin cells of 15 HCV-positive patients and 10 HCV-negative volunteers with chronic liver disease for HCV RNA and HCV core protein.
"Positive and negative HCV RNA strands were detected in 9.6...
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