Detection of HCV by PCR in serum and PBMC of patients with hepatitis C after treatment

Although hepatitis C is mainly hepatotropic, some studies suggest that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), using them as a reservoir, which might contribute to the development of resistance to treatment. Fifty-four hepatitis-C patients, who had been submitted t...

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Main Authors: Norma de Paula Cavalheiro, Thelma Cristina Filgueiras, Carlos Eduardo Melo, Suzana Rie Morimitsu, Evaldo Stanislau Affonso de Araújo, Fátima Mitiko Tengan, Antonio Alci Barone
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier
Series:Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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