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Occult HCV infection is correlated to unfavorable genotypes in hemophilia patients

Key clinical point: Unfavorable interferon genotypes in patients with hemophilia had a strong correlation with occult hepatitis C virus infection.

Major finding: The frequency of occult hepatitis C virus infection was estimated at 10.2% and these patients had a higher incidence of negative genetic markers.

Study details: A total of 450 hemophilia patients with hepatitis C virus–negative markers were examined.

Disclosures: The authors reported that they had no disclosures.


Nafari AH et al. Infect Genet Evol. 2019 Dec 13. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2019.104144.