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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 32

of 'Chemotherapy hepatotoxicity and dose modification in patients with liver disease'

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Reactivation of hepatitis C virus after chemotherapy for colon cancer.
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Melisko ME, Fox R, Venook A
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Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2004;16(3):204.
 
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection often goes undiagnosed in asymptomatic carriers, but may become clinically relevant during periods of immunosuppression or severe illness. We report the clinical course of HCV reactivation in a patient receiving chemotherapy for metastatic colon cancer. We also review other reports showing the significance of HCV infection in patients being treated with chemotherapy.
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Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California 94115, USA. mmelisko@medicine.ucsf.edu
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