Immunological changes in different patient populations with chronic hepatitis C virus infection
Laszlo Szereday, Matyas Meggyes, Melinda Halasz, Julia Szekeres-Bartho, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Pecs, Clinical Centre, 7624 Pecs, Hungary
Laszlo Szereday, Matyas Meggyes, Melinda Halasz, Julia Szekeres-Bartho, Janos Szentagothai Research Centre, 7624 Pecs, Hungary
Alajos Par, Gabriella Par, First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pecs, Clinical Centre, 7624 Pecs, Hungary
Author contributions: Szereday L, Meggyes M, Halasz M, Szekeres-Bartho J, Par A and Par G substantially contributed to the conception and design of the study, acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data; all authors drafted the article and made critical revisions related to the intellectual content of the manuscript, and approved final version of the article to be published.
Supported by Grants from Hungarian National Research Fund (OTKA K81454 and OTKA K104960); Liver Research Foundation (Pécs), United European Gastroenterology Federation; Janos Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to Szereday L.
Institutional review board statement: Written informed consent was obtained from all patients. The study protocol conforms to ethical guidelines of 1975 Declaration of Helsinki. Approval from the Regional Ethics Committee at the Medical School, University of Pécs, was obtained.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors do not have any conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Laszlo Szereday, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Pecs, Clinical Centre, 7624 Pecs, Hungary. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 12, 2016
Peer-review started: January 15, 2016
First decision: February 18, 2016
Revised: March 5, 2016
Accepted: April 7, 2016
Article in press: April 7, 2016
Published online: May 28, 2016