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Hep C crossing the blood brain barrier
Sep 22, 2007

Hi, Could you tell me if it is true that HCV can cross the blood/brain barrier and has it also been found in brain cells as well as nerve cells during autopsies?

Response from Dr. McGovern

HCV RNA has been isolated in cerebrospinal fluid. You can find more information about this in papers by Laskus and colleagues.

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