Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 14th, 2004
"Low incidence rates of hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis in HCV-antibody-positive patients on chronic hemodialysis are reported. Among the patients, two cases undergoing negative conversion of the anti-HCV-antibody were found. Considering the size of the virus particles and the pore size of the dialysis membrane, it seems the virus does not escape from the membrane pore," investigators in Japan report.
"Indeed, virus particles may be trapped and destroyed at the membrane surface. The size of HCV-RNA titers in HCV-antibody-positive patients receiving various kinds of chronic blood...
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