Teresa L. Wright, MD; Henry Hsu, MD; Elizabeth Donegan, MD; Stephen Feinstone, MD; Harry Greenberg, MD; Alexandra Read, MD; Nancy L. Ascher, MD; John P. Roberts, MD; John R. Lake, MD
Non-A, non-B hepatitis is a diagnosis of exclusion in patients with acute hepatitis but without serologic evidence of hepatitis A or hepatitis B viral infection. The recently identified hepatitis C virus (HCV) accounts for most cases of non-A, non-B hepatitis after blood transfusion or intravenous drug abuse (1, 2). However, it is not known whether HCV causes fulminant non-A, non-B hepatitis. To address this issue, we used a sensitive and specific polymerase chain reaction to detect HCV RNA in patients with fulminant hepatic failure of unknown cause.
We studied 15 patients who were referred for liver transplantation
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Wright TL, Hsu H, Donegan E, Feinstone S, Greenberg H, Read A, et al. Hepatitis C Virus Not Found in Fulminant Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:111-112. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-2-111
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(2):111-112.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
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