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Natural history of acute HCV infection in hemodialysis patients.

Authors
  • Espinosa, M
  • Martin-Malo, A
  • Alvarez de Lara, M A
  • Gonzalez, R
  • Rodriguez, M
  • Aljama, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Nephrology
Publisher
Dustri-Verlag Dr. Karl Feistle
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2002
Volume
58
Issue
2
Pages
143–150
Identifiers
PMID: 12227687
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Three years after acute hepatitis C, 87.5% of the hemodialysis patients remained HCV-RNA positive and 56.2% evolved to chronic liver disease. It is important to stress that HCV infection spontaneously cleared in 4 out of 19 patients (21%).

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