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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 19, Issue 12, Pages 729-730
Brief Communication

Acute Coinfection with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Viruses

Brian M Yan and Samuel S Lee

Liver Unit, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Received 8 June 2005; Accepted 14 June 2005

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Acute coinfection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) is rare. The few previously reported cases all describe acute HBV followed by acute HCV, leading to HBV clearance but chronic HCV. This is the first reported case of acute concurrent infection and spontaneous clearance of both HBV and HCV.