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Failure to incriminate hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and hepatitis E viruses in the aetiology of fulminant non-A non-B hepatitis.
  1. D Mutimer,
  2. J Shaw,
  3. J Neuberger,
  4. S Skidmore,
  5. B Martin,
  6. S Hubscher,
  7. P McMaster,
  8. E Elias
  1. Liver Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.


    Sporadic non-A, non-B hepatitis is the most common indication for liver transplantation in patients presenting with fulminant and subacute liver failure. This study used serological, histological, and molecular biological techniques to examine specimens from 23 consecutive patients transplanted for sporadic non-A, non-B hepatitis. No evidence was found of hepatitis C virus, hepatitis E virus, or 'cryptic' hepatitis B virus infection.

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