Changes on Hepatitis C virus genotype distribution in Western Turkey: Evaluation of twelve-year data


Duran A. C. , Cetinkaya O. K. , SAYINER A. A. , SEYDAOĞLU G. , Ozkaratas E., Abacioglu H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.31, no.2, pp.128-135, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2020.18798
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-135

Abstract

Background/Aims: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence is 1% in Turkey with genotype 1 being the predominant type traditionally. However unique geographical location of Turkey and increasing human migration in the region influences the epidemiology of the infection. The aim of this study was to determine the changes in distribution of HCV genotypes and risk factors.