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Here's a page where anyone can add studies and papers related to occult hepatitis C. These are listed in chronological release-date order. If anyone can replace an abstract with a full paper, please do. Hopefully this will become a page where those who have an interest will be able to more easily locate information on this subject.


Hepatitis C virus replicates in the same immune cell subsets in chronic hepatitis C and occult infection.  (3/08)


PMBC Not a Reservour for HCV for Patients Who Clear HCV RNA, Study Reports.  (3/08)


 Molecular Diagnosis of Occult HCV and HBV Infections.  (10/07)


Serum immunoglobulin G antibodies to the GOR autoepitope are present in patients with occult hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection despite lack of HCV-specific antibodies.  (10/07)


Antagonistic expression of hepatitis C virus and alpha interferon in lymphoid cells during persistent occult infection.  (8/07)


Frequency of very low HCV viremia detected by a highly sensitive HCV-RNA assay.  (8/07)




Comparative study on the clinical and virological characteristics among patients with single occult hepatitis B virus (HBV), single occult hepatitis C virus (HCV) and occult HBV and HCV dual infection.  (3/07)


Molecular Diagnostics of Hepatitis C Virus Infection.  (2/07)


Comparative study between occult hepatitis C virus infection and chronic hepatitis C.  (1/07)


Detection of hepatitis C virus in serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cells by two reverse transcription polymerase.  (1/07)


Prevalence of occult hepatitis B & C in HIV patients infected through sexual transmission.  (1/07)


De novo infection and propagation of wild-type Hepatitis C virus in human T lymphocytes in vitro.  (12/06)


Occult hepatitis C virus infection: A new form of hepatitis C.  (11/06)


Cellular Immune Responses Associated with Occult Hepatitis C Virus Infection of the Liver.  (11/06)


Combined Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antigen-Antibody Detection Assay Does Not Improve Diagnosis for Seronegative Individuals with Occult HCV Infection.  (7/06)


HCV is Detected in Liver of HCV Antibody-Positive But HCV RNA Negative Patients, so don't assume HCV has been cleared if viral load is undetectable.  (7/06)


Hepatitis C Virus Replicates in the Liver of Patients Who Have a Sustained Response to Antiviral Treatment [PDF].  (5/06)


Virus persistence in hepatitis C: lifelong infection despite therapy?   (5/06)


Effect of anti-viral therapy for occult hepatitis C virus infection.  (4/06)


HBV, HCV, and TTV detection by in situ polymerase chain reaction could reveal occult infection in hepatocellular carcinoma: comparison with blood markers.  (3/06)


Long-term follow-up of chronic hepatitis C patients with sustained virological response to various forms of interferon-based anti-viral therapy.   (2/06)


Occult Hepatitis C virus persistence: identification and characteristics.[PDF]  (2/06)


Viral Eradication of HCV.  (1/06)


Prevalence of occult hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections in Turkish hemodialysis patients.  (1/06)


Reemergence of hepatitis C virus after 8.5 years in a patient with hypogammaglobulinemia: evidence for an occult viral reservoir.  (9/05)


Occult viral hepatitis and noncirrhotic hepatocellular carcinoma.  (8/05)


Replicative Homeostasis II: Influence of polymerase fidelity on RNA virus quasispecies biology: Implications for immune recognition, viral autoimmunity and other "virus receptor" diseases [PDF].  (7/05)


Occult viral hepatitis: What is the significance?  (6/05)

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