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Higher clearance of hepatitis C virus infection in females compared with males
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    DOES GENDER, AGE, OR SCHISTOSOMIASIS COINFECTION INFLUENCE CHRONICITY OF HEPATITIS C?
    • George T. Strickland, Professors
    • Other Contributors:
      • Nabiel Mikhail, Mohamed Abdel-Hamid, and Laurence Magder

    Dear Editor,

    A paper by Bahr I, et al. in Gut reported hepatitis C virus (HCV) clearance in 4,720 residents of an Egyptian village having an HCV antibody (anti-HCV) prevalence of 19.3%.1 They reported 61.5% of those having anti-HCV also had HCV-RNA. Compared to males, females were more likely to have cleared the virus: 55.4% of anti-HCV positive females had HCV-RNA compared with 66.3% of males (P = 0.001). Howeve...

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