Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 4 in Ugandan Children and Their Mothers
Published Date:Sep 2006
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 12(9):1440-1443.
Anemia, Sickle Cell
Hepatitis C Antibodies
Hepatitis C Virus
Molecular Sequence Data
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Sickle Cell Anemia
Description:In Kampala, Uganda, in 2001, hepatitis C virus antibodies were found in 27 (4%) of 603 children and in 62 (12%) of 525 of their mothers. However, only approximately 10% of positive results were confirmed by reverse transcription-PCR, which suggests frequent false-positive results or viral clearance. All sequenced types were genotype 4.
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