Very low hepatitis C viral loads in treatment-naïve persons: do they compromise hepatitis C virus antigen testing?
Barbara Bertisch, Matteo Brezzi, Francesco Negro, Beat Müllhaupt, Cornelia Ottiger, Patrizia Künzler-Heule, Patrick Schmid, Fabio Giudici, Olivier Clerc, Alberto Moriggia, Maroussia Roelens, Francesco Marinucci, Cinzia Zehnder, Darius Moradpour, Olivia Keiser & Swiss Hepatitis C Cohort Study
The frequency of VLVL was low. Among the persons who would probably be missed by antigen screening, some had a favorable disease course, but some had immunosuppression and liver cirrhosis. The benefit of HCV antigen testing for screening may be limited by the risk of missing patients with severe liver disease.
|citation||Bertisch B, Brezzi M, Negro F, Müllhaupt B, Ottiger C, Künzler-Heule P, Schmid P, Giudici F, Clerc O, Moriggia A, Roelens M, Marinucci F, Zehnder C, Moradpour D, Keiser O, Swiss Hepatitis C Cohort Study . Very low hepatitis C viral loads in treatment-naïve persons: do they compromise hepatitis C virus antigen testing?. Clin Infect Dis 2019;.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||03-04-2019|
|journal title||Clin Infect Dis|