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Hepatitis C reactivation in patients with chronic infection with genotypes 1b and 2c: a retrospective cohort study of 206 untreated patients
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    HCV genotype 2 as risk factor for reactivation of chronic HCV infection
    • Evangelista Sagnelli, full professor of Infectious Diseases
    • Other Contributors:
      • Nicola Coppola, Luisa Maria Vatiero, Evangelista Sagnelli

    Dear Editor,

    Little information is available in the literature on the acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis C (r-CHC) [1-6]. In Taiwan, Dr. Sheen estimated an annual incidence rate of 11.9% [3]. In this study 40.2% of 78 patients experienced at least one episode of reactivation during a mean observation period of 6 years and a total of 151 episodes of reactivation were observed, 45% of them symptomatic. The pap...

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