Navigation Links
Who will recover spontaneously from hepatitis C virus infection
Date:8/29/2007

More than 3% of world population is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The outcome of HCV infections is either self recovery or chronic hepatitis, and many of the chronic infections will develop into liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. Since there is no cure for chronic hepatitis C, nor is there any approved vaccine for this virus, hepatitis C is currently a major health problem worldwide.

Twenty to fifty percent of HCV infected patients recovers spontaneously. The hepatitis C patients and their relatives like to know if his/her infection would fall into the category for self recovery.

A research article to be published on August 21 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team led by Dr. Mihm from Georg-August-Universitt spent more than 8 years working with a cohort of 67 patients who spontaneously recovered from HCV infection. In addition to these, the researchers included a similar number of patients with chronic HCV infection. Large sample size allowed these investigators to obtain results with great statistical significance, and to draw very reliable conclusions.

One conclusion reported by the investigators is, patients who self recovered usually have lower levels of HCV antibody. Thus patients with lower HCV antibody titer may have a brighter clinical outcome. However, for a practical standard to be established to define a low HCV antibody titer, more effort is needed by investigators in the future.

Another interesting conclusion reached by these investigators is, co-infection by hepatitis B virus (HBV) is associated with a higher possibility of self recovery. The investigators suggested that the infection of HBV interferes with the HCV replication, which would finally lead to virus eradiacation.. HCV patients co-infected by hepatitis A virus also have a better chance of self recovery, possibly by a similar mechanism.

Active iv drug users are less likely to self recover
'/>"/>

Contact: Lixin Zhu
wjg@wjgnet.com
0086-108-538-1892
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimers plaques are cleared
2. Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery
3. Bone Density Recovers After Teens Stop Injected Contraceptive
4. U-M team recovers ancient whale in Egyptian desert
5. Low oxygen likely made Great Dying worse, greatly delayed recovery
6. Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists
7. Combination therapy leads to partial recovery from spinal cord injury in rats
8. Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium
9. Time and money make a difference in endangered species recovery
10. Adult stem cells aid recovery in animal model of cerebral palsy
11. Infused spleen cells found not to impact islet recovery and reversal of type 1 diabetes in mice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... BATON ROUGE In a finding that has implications ... and planets elsewhere in the solar system, LSU Associate ... funded by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, this ... sediments of a lake that lies 800 meters (2600 ... sheet support "viable microbial ecosystems.", Given that more than ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... A study recently published in the journal Carcinogenesis ... a new role for the protein adenomatous polyposis coli ... of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. , Lead author ... Biosciences and co-leader of the Cancer Biology program at ... of her career trying to understand the various activities ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... State University have developed a novel and versatile modeling ... for creating new materials as well as for studying ... allows us to model much larger and more complex ... says Nan Li, lead author of a paper on ... Department of Materials Science and Engineering. "This is a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 2800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 3800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 4Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 2Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 3Researchers develop models to study polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA 2
... Cleveland Clinic and Riverain Medical today announced the ... to determine whether chest X-ray CAD (computer-aided detection) can ... program is designed to determine whether chest X-ray CAD ... an early stage when they are most treatable, leading ...
... arrived at the Red Planet. Almost four years later, ... its instruments send back a stream of images and ... its remarkable career by completing 5000 orbits of Mars. ... orbiter has revolutionised our knowledge of Mars, probing every ...
... human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) molecular machinery responsible for ... a study by investigators at the University of ... published November 23 in PLoS Computational Biology. ... of HIV-1 has so far foiled the best ...
Cached Biology News:Cleveland Clinic leading clinical program to improve early-stage lung cancer detection 2Mars Express -- 5000 orbits and counting 2Mars Express -- 5000 orbits and counting 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 2014 ... Industry” is a professional and in-depth research ... report provides basic Seaweed Fertilizer information, including ... chain structure as well as industry overview. ... including domestic market as well as global ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... New Rochelle, N.Y. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... it is the first private college in the Mid-Hudson ... The College will now begin accepting applications from qualified ... , “We are very pleased to have been ... to support Governor Cuomo’s transformative initiative to stimulate economic ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: ... plan to release financial results for the first quarter ... after market close in the US.  ... a.m. ET on Friday, August 29, 2014 to discuss ... the Company,s recent developments, followed by a question and ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... premier, full service biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing ... selected by Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company ... targeting and treating cancer, to manufacture the anti-prostate ... Progenics’ PSMA ADC product candidate. Under the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Internationals Seaweed Fertilizer Industry 2014 Development Trend Analysis in New Research Study at DeepResearchReports.com 2Internationals Seaweed Fertilizer Industry 2014 Development Trend Analysis in New Research Study at DeepResearchReports.com 3The College of New Rochelle Becomes First Private College in Mid-Hudson Region to Earn START-UP NY Designation 2The College of New Rochelle Becomes First Private College in Mid-Hudson Region to Earn START-UP NY Designation 3China Cord Blood Corporation to Report First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 Financial Results 2Gallus Enters Agreement with Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for Manufacture of Anti-PSMA Monoclonal Antibody 2Gallus Enters Agreement with Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for Manufacture of Anti-PSMA Monoclonal Antibody 3
... strategies to create vaccines for avian flu through ... genetically-engineered virus-like particles (VLPs), ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 13 ... its strategy for treating avian flu,through genetically-engineered virus-like particles ... Clinic 6th Annual Medical Innovation,Summit., Novavax, Inc. believes ...
... Genaera,Corporation (Nasdaq: GENR ) will present at ... Center in Mannheim, Germany. Dr. Henry,Wolfe, Executive Vice ... overview on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 11:00 ... is developing trodusquemine (MSI-1436) for type 2,diabetes and ...
... Covanta Holding,Corporation (NYSE: CVA ), a world ... renewable energy facilities, today,announced that it has amended ... co-owners Ridgewood Maine, L.L.C. and Indeck Energy,Services, Inc., ... agreed to acquire these,two facilities for approximately $52 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cleveland Clinic Recognizes New Strategies for Creating Vaccines for Avian Flu as a Top Ten Medical Innovation for 2009 2Cleveland Clinic Recognizes New Strategies for Creating Vaccines for Avian Flu as a Top Ten Medical Innovation for 2009 3Cleveland Clinic Recognizes New Strategies for Creating Vaccines for Avian Flu as a Top Ten Medical Innovation for 2009 4Genaera to Present at BIO-Europe 2008 2Covanta Announces Amended Terms for its Acquisition of Two Biomass Energy Facilities in Maine 2Covanta Announces Amended Terms for its Acquisition of Two Biomass Energy Facilities in Maine 3Covanta Announces Amended Terms for its Acquisition of Two Biomass Energy Facilities in Maine 4
... Use in any standard fixed-angle ... 16,000 g.,Spin- centrifuge tube filters ... within a centrifuge tube. They filter ... removal, HPLC sample preparation, removal of ...
... treated (or medium binding) polystyrene surface ... biomolecules through passive interactions,• Is suitable ... molecules, such as antibodies, that have ... with the surface,• Binding capacity of ...
... depth • Reusable, press-to-seal gasket and cover ... and disassembled for hybridizing and imaging thick ... with up to a 13 mm diameter. ... Minimize specimen handling, eliminate evaporation and leaking ...
Comp Dim: chamber diam. depth 20 2.8 mm chamber maximum volume 720 μL...
Biology Products: