Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 4th, 2005
According to a study from Spain, "among the at least six major identified genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV), genotype 1b, the one associated with a poorer prognosis, is the most prevalent in Spain. We aimed to compare the distribution of hepatitis C virus genotypes in our liver transplant unit with that of the other HCV patients at our institution (n=413) in order to assess whether genotype 1b is more prevalent among patients with more severe liver disease."
"One hundred eight patients of mean age 56 years included 81 (75%) orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) recipients and 27...
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