Published in Hepatitis Weekly, January 6th, 2003
N. Ortiz-Movilla and colleagues report they have now demonstrated this.
"The presence of positive and negative HCV RNA strands was demonstrated by in situ hybridization, and of HCV core protein by immunohistochemistry, in sweat glands and keratinocytes in healthy skin biopsies from 15 patients with chronic hepatitis C and 10 anti-HCV negative patients with chronic liver disease," the researchers said.
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