Distribution of Hepatitis C Virus Genotypes in Kayseri Region, in Turkey: Unexpected Rate of Genotype 4


Sariguzel F., Kayman T., Karaman H., Karaman A., Karakukcu Ç.

CLINICAL LABORATORY, vol.59, no.11-12, pp.1403-1408, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 11-12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.7754/clin.lab.2013.121117
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL LABORATORY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1403-1408
  • Keywords: hepatitis C virus, HCV genotypes, liver fibrosis, serum transaminase
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an important cause of chronic liver disease. There are six genotypes and more than 80 subtypes of HCV. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of HCV genotypes in Middle Anatolia in Turkey, and the association of HCV genotypes with pre-treatment HCV RNA viral load, serum transaminase levels, and histopathological grade of liver fibrosis.