Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 6th, 1997
Researcher X.H. Zhang and colleagues found hepatitis G virus (HGV) infection in just 1.6 percent of Japanese patients with non-A-E hepatitis in their study of hepatitis incidence ("Detection of Hepatitis G Virus RNA in Patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Non-A-E Hepatitis by RT-PCR Using Multiple Primer Sets," Journal of Medical Virology, August 1997;52:385-390).
Hepatitis G virus(HGV)/GB virus C(GBV-C) is a newly identified virus associated with human hepatitis. The preliminary prevalence studies of HGV infection in Japan were based entirely on the detection of HGV RNA by...
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