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.