The paradox of hepatitis C. An agent that persists in tissue for years by escaping the immune system and not killing but only damaging its host while simultaneously being associated with autoimmune hepatitis as well as other putative autoimmune diseases is presented. Liver transplantation necessitates immune suppression and is associated with progressive HCV disease albeit at a rather slow rate. Diagnosis and treatment concerns are raised and discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Sep 27 1996|
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Autoimmune reactions
- Hepatitis C
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