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World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Mar 28;13(12):1862-6.

Significance of blood analysis in hemophiliacs co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis viruses.

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  • 1Shanghai Medical College and Shanghai Public Health Center, Fudan University, Shanghai 201508, China.

Abstract

AIM:

To study the effect of hepatitis virus infection on cirrhosis and liver function markers in HIV-infected hemophiliacs.

METHODS:

We have analyzed the immunological, liver function and cirrhosis markers in a cohort of hemophiliacs co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis viruses.

RESULTS:

There was no difference in immunological markers among co-infected patients and patients infected with HIV only and those co-infected with one or more hepatitis virus. Although liver function and cirrhosis markers remained within a normal range, there was a worsening trend in all patients co-infected with hepatitis virus C (HCV), which was further exacerbated in the presence of additional infection with hepatitis virus B (HBV).

CONCLUSION:

Co-infection with HIV, HBV and HCV leads to worsening of hyaluronic acid and liver function markers. Increases in serum hyaluronic acid may be suggestive of a predisposition to liver diseases.

PMID:
17465482
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PMCID:
PMC4149968
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