Follow-up of the prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes in Spain during a nine-year period (1996-2004).

@article{Echevarra2006FollowupOT,
  title={Follow-up of the prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes in Spain during a nine-year period (1996-2004).},
  author={Jos{\'e} Manuel Echevarr{\'i}a and Paloma P{\'e}rez Le{\'o}n and Francisco Pozo and Ana Avell{\'o}n},
  journal={Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          20-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Recent data suggest that the prevalence of genotype 4 HCV strains among Spanish carriers is increasing. OBJECTIVE To assess changes in the prevalence of HCV genotypes in Spain during the last nine years. METHODS HCV RNA was amplified by the polymerase chain reaction from 3161 serum samples from unselected, anti-HCV-positive individuals, and the HCV genotype was identified by a reverse hybridisation assay (line probe assay, LiPA). Samples came from 17 different regions of Spain… CONTINUE READING

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