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Correlation between salivary anti-HCV antibodies and HCV RNA in saliva and salivary glands of patients with chronic hepatitis C.
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PMID:  22924776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: To investigate the correlation between anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies in saliva and detection of HCV RNA in saliva and salivary glands of patients with chronic hepatitis C. METHODS: A total of 180 samples of saliva (131 non-stimulated and 49 stimulated) from 133 patients with chronic hepatitis C were tested by ELISA for presence of anti-HCV antibodies. Results were compared with the detection of HCV RNA in saliva and salivary glands samples. Pearson's chi-squared and Fisher's exact tests were performed for statistical analysis. RESULTS: Anti-HCV antibodies could be detected in 47/180 (26.1%) saliva samples. In 11/47 (23.5%) of these, HCV RNA was also detected. From the 133/180 (73.9%) saliva samples with undetectable anti-HCV antibodies, 49/133 (36.8%) were positive for HCV RNA at least in one saliva sample. From the 64 patients from whom salivary gland samples were available, 17/64 (26.6%) had detectable anti-HCV antibodies in saliva, from which 2/17 (11.8%) also had HCV RNA in the salivary gland. From the 47/64 (73.4%) cases negative for anti-HCV antibodies in saliva, 10/47 (21.3%) were positive for HCV RNA in salivary gland. CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, our results suggest that there is no correlation between the presence of anti-HCV antibodies in saliva and the detection of HCV RNA in saliva and salivary glands in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Nevertheless, as there was a statistically significant difference between detection of anti-HCV antibodies and HCV RNA in stimulated saliva, our study points toward the need for new research on mechanisms of HCV shedding in saliva.
Patrícia Carlos Caldeira; Karla Rachel Oliveira E Silva; Tarcília Aparecida Silva; Soraya de Mattos Camargo Grossmann; Rosângela Teixeira; Maria Auxiliadora Vieira do Carmo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0714     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Pathol. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8911934     Medline TA:  J Oral Pathol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S. All rights reserved.
Department of Oral Pathology and Surgery, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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