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Hepatitis C virus and lymphoma: which is useful—serum or tissue?
  1. Semra Paydas
  1. Correspondence to Professor Semra Paydas, Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine Department of Oncology, Adana 01330, Turkey; sepay{at}

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Dear Sir

I read with great interest the paper published by Chuang et al about hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in cases with lymphoma in Taiwan.1 They studied HCV antibody in 346 cases with lymphoma and found anti-HCV antibody in 11% of cases: among these, 34 of 266 cases with B-NHL had this antibody (12.8%). This was higher than the control population, and the age-adjusted OR was found to be 4.57. Eleven and 7 years ago, we published 2 papers on anti-HCV …

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