Tamerl Elbaz

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The distribution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes was evaluated in individuals with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis in Egypt. A total of 206 patients sero-positive for HCV-RNA among 400 surveyed individuals (186 with HCC, 100 with cirrhosis, and 114 healthy volunteers) were analyzed for HCV genotype. Of 206 patients, 129 had HCC, 65 had(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a well-documented etiological factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). As HCV shows remarkable genetic diversity, an interesting and important issue is whether such a high viral genetic diversity plays a role in the incidence of HCC. Prior data on this subject are conflicting. OBJECTIVES Potential(More)
Staging of liver fibrosis is an integral part of the management of HCV. Liver biopsy is hampered by its invasiveness and possibility of sampling error. Current noninvasive methods are disadvantaged by their cost and complexity. In this study, we aimed at developing a noninvasive method for the staging of liver fibrosis based only on routine laboratory tests(More)
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