Main Article Content
Objective: To assess the frequency of different genotypes of Hepatitis C virusin patients attending Liaquat University Hospital (LUH) Jamshoro Sindh.
Methodology: This descriptive cross sectional study was carried out at Departmentof Medicine at Liaquat University hospital Jamshoro from June to December 2012. A total of 107 patients with Hepatitis C fulfilling the selectioncriteria and with informed consent were included in the study. Blood sampleswere taken from patients for HCV genotyping. A qualified pathologist performedHCV genotyping.
Results: Total 107 patients of Hepatitis C were selected by non probabilityconsecutive sampling. Mean age was 36.58 ± 10.5 years. Fifty six (52.3%)were male and fifty one (47.7%) were female. The commonest genotype wasgenotype 3 (72.9%) followed by genotype 2 (18.7%), genotype 1 (7.5%) andgenotype 4 (0.9%). The commonest HCV genotype 3 subtype was subtype a(73.8%) followed by subtype b (25.2%) and subtype c (0.9%).
Conclusion: HCV genotype 3 with distribution frequency of 72.9% and subtypea with distribution frequency of 73.8% were the commonest in our studypopulation.
Work published in JPMI is licensed under a
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.