Hepatitis C genotypes/subtypes among chronic hepatitis patients in Saudi Arabia.

  title={Hepatitis C genotypes/subtypes among chronic hepatitis patients in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Ossama A Shobokshi and Frank E Serebour and Leila I Skakni},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  volume={24 Suppl 2},
OBJECTIVE The object of this study is to determine the molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). METHODS Four hundred and ninety-two histological proven chronic HCV patients prospectively recruited from all regions of KSA, between November 1999 and March 2002, were genotyped and subtyped using amplified products of specific primers from the 5-UTR region in a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (Roche Diagnostics, Switzerland) followed… CONTINUE READING


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