Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/4017
Title: Prevalence of Hepatitis-c Virus Genotypes In Italy
Authors: M., Pistello
F., Maggi
L., Vatteroni
N., Cecconi
F., Panicucci
G. P., Bresci
L., Gambardella
Taddei, Maurizio 
A., Bionda
M., Tuoni
M., Bendinelli
Issue Date: 1994
Project: None 
Journal: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Abstract: 
Hepatitis C viruses (HCV) present in 110 Italian patients were characterized by genotype-specific PCRs. Among the 65 cases of community-acquired hepatitis, HCV genotype II was dominant (60%), followed by genotypes IV (15%), III (11%), and I (3%). Among the 45 hemophilia-associated cases, the distribution of the four HCV genotypes was markedly different: genotype I was the most prevalent (61%), followed by genotypes II (25%), III (4%), and IV (2%). Double infections were observed in eight patients. Two HCV remained unclassified. For the 45 community-acquired cases from which a liver biopsy was available, genotype II was associated with more severe liver damage than the other types.
Description: 
45949
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/4017
ISSN: 0095-1137
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