Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 15th, 2003
According to recent research from Japan, "the natural course of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has not been fully elucidated. To investigate whether HCV is spontaneously eliminated in chronic carriers, a long-term population-based cohort study was conducted on 435 chronic HCV carriers. Individual characteristics, serum HCV RNA, and liver function tests were analyzed, and ultrasonography (US) was performed in all subjects."
"Subjects were followed up for 7.2 ±2.4 years (mean±SD). Serum HCV RNA was spontaneously eliminated in 16/435 (3.7%) individuals during...
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