Genotyping of Canadian hepatitis C virus isolates by PCR.

@article{Andonov1994GenotypingOC,
  title={Genotyping of Canadian hepatitis C virus isolates by PCR.},
  author={Anton Andonov and Rabindra K Chaudhary},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={2031-4}
}
We used PCR for hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotyping with type-specific primers from the core and NS5 genes. Type I was predominant in the general population (58% in blood donors) as well as in different risk groups, such as intravenous drug abusers (58%), blood transfusion recipients (64%), hemophiliacs (62%), and patients with HCV chronic liver disease (76%). Types II, III, and IV were less prevalent in Canada, being found in 10.92, 6.72, and 5.88% of the population, respectively. The type II… CONTINUE READING
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