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High prevalence of HCV detected among hemophilic patients in Iran

September 22, 2014

NEW YORK — A high prevalence of patients with hemophilia in Iran also had hepatitis C virus infection, according to data presented at the AASLD/EASL Special Conference on Hepatitis C.

Researchers analyzed serum samples from 146 patients (57% male) with hemophilia referred to two hospitals in the southern Fars province of Iran between 2007 and 2013. Researchers used the HCV antibody IgG with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method to determine prevalence of infection.

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