SEN virus detection in thalassemic patients infected with hepatitis C virus

SEN virus detection in thalassemic patients infected with hepatitis C virus HCV infection is known to be associated with clinical complications in thalassemic patients. D and H genotypes of SEN virus (SENV) are associated with blood-product transfusion and possibly non-A-to-E hepatitis. In this study, SENV viremia and its effect on liver ALT level in thalassemic patients, thalassemic patients infected with HCV, and HCV-infected patients were examined. Semi-nested PCR was conducted for detection of genotype H and D DNA, and the level of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) was measured. There was no significant difference in the mean ALT level in the studied groups and between SENV-positive and SENV-negative individuals. The results also showed that SENV infection does not affect the ALT level in these patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

SEN virus detection in thalassemic patients infected with hepatitis C virus

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Publisher
Springer Vienna
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Subject
Biomedicine; Virology; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-012-1443-3
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Abstract

HCV infection is known to be associated with clinical complications in thalassemic patients. D and H genotypes of SEN virus (SENV) are associated with blood-product transfusion and possibly non-A-to-E hepatitis. In this study, SENV viremia and its effect on liver ALT level in thalassemic patients, thalassemic patients infected with HCV, and HCV-infected patients were examined. Semi-nested PCR was conducted for detection of genotype H and D DNA, and the level of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) was measured. There was no significant difference in the mean ALT level in the studied groups and between SENV-positive and SENV-negative individuals. The results also showed that SENV infection does not affect the ALT level in these patients.

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Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2012

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