Published in Blood Weekly, April 14th, 2005
"Among genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV) determined in 83 patients with malignant or non-malignant diseases of hemopoietic system, most frequent were subtypes HCV 1b (51.8%) and 3a (22.8%). The percentage of the main HCV subtypes in both groups was similar, but genotype 1 (1a+1b) was seen more frequently in patients with hematological malignancies (69.5 vs 55.4%). HCV subtypes distribution varied in different clinical subgroups: among patients with chronic leukemias and lymphoproliferative diseases subtype 1b occurred in 93%," scientists in Russia report.
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