Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 7th, 2004
"Antibodies against envelope glycoprotein 1 and 2 (anti-E1/E2) have been suggested to influence HCV replication levels. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) may interfere with hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication. At present there are no data on anti-E1/E2 antibody responses or on the effect of interferon (IFN) treatment in HBV-HCV co-infection," researchers in Italy report.
"Accordingly, we evaluated serum anti-E1/E2 antibodies in 50 patients (median age, 26.5; males, 30) with chronic hepatitis, 38 with HCV and 12 with HBV-HCV co-infection, who had undergone alpha-IFN treatment. Before starting...
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