Hepatitis C virus genotypes in 1,504 patients in Slovenia, 1993-2007.

  title={Hepatitis C virus genotypes in 1,504 patients in Slovenia, 1993-2007.},
  author={Katja Seme and Maja Vrhovac and Tina Mo{\vc}ilnik and Mojca Maticic and Gorazd Le{\vs}ni{\vc}ar and Zvonko Baklan and Jelka Meglic Volkar and Mojca Rajter and Sre{\vc}ko {\vS}tepec and Maja M Lunar and Mario Poljak},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  volume={81 4},
In order to identify the main routes of hepatitis C (HCV) transmission and to determine the HCV genotype distribution and its dynamics during a 15-year period in Slovenia, HCV genotypes were detected using the INNO-LiPA HCV II (Innogenetics) test for serum samples obtained from 1,504 patients representing 72.6% of all patients with chronic hepatitis C diagnosed from 1993 to 2007. HCV genotype 1 was predominant (56%), followed by genotypes 3, 2, and 4, with a prevalence of 37.8%, 5%, and 1.2… CONTINUE READING
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