Apr 29, 1998

Chronic viral infection in patients with alcoholic liver involvement

Terapevticheskiĭ arkhiv
I G NikitinV Iu Shilo


Detection of viral hepatitides markers in patients with alcoholic damage to the liver. Virological, immunological and histochemical tests were performed in 36 chronic alcoholics who had enlarged liver and/or abnormal hepatic characteristics. 60% of the examinees carried chronic HBV, HCV, HDV infection. The activity of chronic inflammation of hepatic parenchyma was associated with biological phase of the viral infection development. The degree of hepatic parenchyma morphological changes was unrelated to the virus type. (HBV, HCV, HDV). Alcoholic hepatic damages often combine with viral hepatitis.

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Virus Diseases
Hepatitis D, Chronic
Alcoholic Liver Diseases
Chronic Inflammation
Hepatitis B, Chronic
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Liver Parenchyma

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