Untypeable hepatitis C virus subtypes in Pakistan: A neglected section

Khan, Abdul Waheed and Nasim, Zeeshan and Zahir, Fazli and Ali, Shahid and Ali, Abid and Iqbal, Aqib and Munir, Iqbal (2016) Untypeable hepatitis C virus subtypes in Pakistan: A neglected section. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 63 (4). pp. 427-431. ISSN 1217-8950


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Diagnostically untypeable subtypes contribute a considerable percent of hepatitis C virus (HCV) subtypes in Pakistan. In the present study, chronically infected HCV patients with known viremia were subjected to HCV genotyping. Among the total retrieved samples, 92.7% (64/69) were found typeable while 7.24% (5/69) were diagnostically untypeable. In conclusion, the presence of large number of untypeable HCV subtypes emphasizes the need of an updated type-specific genotyping assay and consideration of primers for proportionally rare subtypes to minimize the number of untypeable HCV subtypes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 07:53
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2017 00:17

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