The diagnostic value of Hepatitis C genotyping by Real time-PCR in Iraqi patients


In this study, fifty patients diagnosed with hepatitis C infection (samples) were collected from March 2011 to January 2012,the genotyping for Iraqi patient were observed by used Real time-PCR as following genotype 1 form 46%, type 4 form 40%, type 3 form 8% and type 2 form 6%, This study showed that the most prevalent genotype in Iraqi patients type 1 then type 4 forming together 86% rather than other types and because these types don't well respond to treatment the dose and time of the therapy are increased in these patients.