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J Clin Microbiol. 1999 Jul;37(7):2371-2.

Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in an area of hyperendemicity in southern Italy: a population-based study.

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Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University and IRCCS "S. Matteo," 27100 Pavia, Italy. irccsbiblio@mail.media.it

Abstract

In a cohort of subjects from Italy, anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HCV RNA [HCV(+) subgroup] prevalences were 24.6 and 79.6%, respectively. HCV types 1b and 2a/c accounted for 95% of infections. Adjusted alanine aminotransferase levels were higher in males than in females and in RNA-positive subjects than in RNA-negative subjects regardless of HCV type. Genotype distribution was unrelated to demographic variables.

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