Table 4

 Outcome in 270 untreated children followed for at least six months, including 119 cases diagnosed within the third year of life

GenotypeNo of casesHCV RNA clearanceViraemia with persistent ALT normality
Total cases*Within 3rd y of life†
Statistical analysis: *HCV RNA clearance distribution according to different genotypes: p<0.001. †HCV RNA clearance distribution during the first three years of life according to different genotypes: p<0.001; genotype 3 versus 1, p<0.001.
HCV, hepatitis C virus; ALT, alanine aminotransferase.
1a491 (2%)1/19 (5%)5 (10.2%)
1b1072 (2%)1/40 (2.5%)20 (18.6%)
2502 (4%)1/15 (7%)20 (40%)
3419 (22%)9/28 (32%)5 (12.1%)
4201 (5%)1/17 (6%)0
Other3000