Changing molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in Northeast Italy

Dal Molin Gianna, Filippo Ansaldi, Claudia Biagi, Pierlanfranco D'Agaro, Manola Comar, Lory Crocè, Claudio Tiribelli, Cesare Campello

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Abstract

To assess HCV genotype distribution and its determinants, 318 consecutive HCV RNA positive patients were examined. Subtype 1b infection was the most prevalent (35.5%), followed by subtype 1a (22%), 3a (21.4%) and 2 genotype (21.3%). Subtypes 1a, 1b and 3a had a comparable prevalence (30-35%) in the 0-15-, 16-30- and 31-45-year age groups. In subjects older than 45 years, genotype 2 prevalence increased, whereas subtype 1a and 3a infections decreased markedly. In this age group types 1b and 2 accounted for a prevalence of more than 90% in a comparable proportion. Genotype prevalence rates according to different risk factors were different statistically (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-356
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Medical Virology
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002

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Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Genotype
  • HCV
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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Gianna, D. M., Ansaldi, F., Biagi, C., D'Agaro, P., Comar, M., Crocè, L., Tiribelli, C., & Campello, C. (2002). Changing molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in Northeast Italy. Journal of Medical Virology, 68(3), 352-356. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.10210