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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-line version ISSN 1678-9849

Abstract

GUIMARAES, Vanessa de Souza et al. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes in the State of Pará, Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2018, vol.51, n.4, pp.508-512. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0457-2017.

INTRODUCTION

This study reports the genotype prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Pará, Brazil.

METHODS:

A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted on 344 plasma samples sent to the Lacen-Pará for diagnostics by molecular techniques.

RESULTS:

HCV genotypes identified in the different regions of Pará were 1b (47.7%), 3 (23.3%), 1a (18%), and 2 (4.4%). Genotype 1 occurred in 41.6% of men and 30.8% of women in the 18-86-year-old group.

CONCLUSIONS:

Genotype 1 is the most predominant in Pará, which reinforces the idea of its relationship with late-diagnosed chronic infection.

Keywords : Genotype; HCV; Brazil.

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