Hepatitis C viruses (HCV) present in 110 Italian patients were characterized by genotype-specific PCRs. Among the 65 cases of community-acquired hepatitis, HCV genotype II was dominant (60%), followed by genotypes IV (15%), III (11%), and I (3%). Among the 45 hemophilia-associated cases, the distribution of the four HCV genotypes was markedly different: genotype I was the most prevalent (61%), followed by genotypes II (25%), III (4%), and IV (2%). Double infections were observed in eight patients. Two HCV remained unclassified. For the 45 community-acquired cases from which a liver biopsy was available, genotype II was associated with more severe liver damage than the other types.

M., P., F., M., L., V., N., C., F., P., G. P., B., et al. (1994). Prevalence of Hepatitis-c Virus Genotypes In Italy. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 32, 232-234.

Prevalence of Hepatitis-c Virus Genotypes In Italy

TADDEI, MAURIZIO;
1994

Abstract

Hepatitis C viruses (HCV) present in 110 Italian patients were characterized by genotype-specific PCRs. Among the 65 cases of community-acquired hepatitis, HCV genotype II was dominant (60%), followed by genotypes IV (15%), III (11%), and I (3%). Among the 45 hemophilia-associated cases, the distribution of the four HCV genotypes was markedly different: genotype I was the most prevalent (61%), followed by genotypes II (25%), III (4%), and IV (2%). Double infections were observed in eight patients. Two HCV remained unclassified. For the 45 community-acquired cases from which a liver biopsy was available, genotype II was associated with more severe liver damage than the other types.
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