Hepatitis C VirusBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6974.268a (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:268
- Coleman I Smith
Ed H W Reesink Karger, $193.75, pp 212 ISBN 3 8055 5866 X
The availability of serological tests for hepatitis A and B viruses in the 1970s made it clear that most parenterally transmitted hepatitis was due to neither of these viruses. It was not until 1988 that the identification of a cDNA clone made possible the first reliable diagnostic test for hepatitis C virus, the agent responsible for the vast majority of non-A, non-B hepatitis.
In the short time since then there has been a remarkable expansion of knowledge concerning this novel and ubiquitous agent. Hepatitis C Virus reviews this …