HCV genotypes among 1013 Saudi nationals: a multicenter study

  title={HCV genotypes among 1013 Saudi nationals: a multicenter study},
  author={Ibrahim H Al Traif and Mohammed Al Balwi and Ibrahim Abdulkarim and Fayaz A. Handoo and Hamdan Saleh Alqhamdi and Melfi Alotaibi and Abdulrahman A Aljumah and Hamad Ibrahim Al Ashqar and Khalid I. Bzeizi and Mohammed Al Quaiz and Abduljaleel A Alalwan and Waleed Al hamoudi and Khalid A Alswat and Faisal M Sanai and Ayman Assad Abdo},
  booktitle={Annals of Saudi medicine},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (G) knowledge is essential for determining type, duration and rate of response to antiviral therapy, possible route of HCV transmission, and future vaccine development. Our aim was to study HCV genotypes and to provide precise data on genotype distribution in both genders and different age groups amongst Saudi patients. DESIGN AND SETTING Genotype data from molecular laboratories at four different tertiary care hospitals in Riyadh… CONTINUE READING
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