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Detection of genotype 4 of the hepatitis C virus in Salvador, BA

The first detected case of genotype 4 of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Salvador, Bahia, is described. RT-PCR tests were used to detect HCV-RNA, and LIPA was used for genotyping. Genotype 4 responds poorly to treatment, and it is therefore important to actively search for people who have been in contact with it.

Hepatitis C virus; HCV-RNA; Genotyping


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