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Hepatitis C Virus infection could affect the pathogenesis of ischemic heart diseases in northern part of Japan.

08:00 EDT 30th October 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Hepatitis C Virus infection could affect the pathogenesis of ischemic heart diseases in northern part of Japan."

Previously, our group reported that lymphotropic hepatitis C virus (HCV) could induce various kinds of immune-dysfunctions. The immune-dysfunctions could cause vascular disease by inducing cryoglobulinemia. It has been reported that ischemic heart diseases might be caused by HCV. However, the infectious rate of HCV in ischemic heart diseases has not been clarified in the northern part of Japan. Therefore, we tried to determine HCV infectivity precisely in patients with ischemic heart diseases.

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Name: Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
ISSN: 1386-6346
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