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Where in the world is hepatitis C the most prevalent?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Egypt

Unfortunately, due to a mass vaccination program in the 70s, where the same needle was used on multiple patients, many patients in egypt contracted hepatitis c.
Of note, patients in the middle east are more likely to have genotype 4, whereas most patients in the U.S. Have genotype 1.

In brief: Egypt

Unfortunately, due to a mass vaccination program in the 70s, where the same needle was used on multiple patients, many patients in egypt contracted hepatitis c.
Of note, patients in the middle east are more likely to have genotype 4, whereas most patients in the U.S. Have genotype 1.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: Egypt

The prevalence of hcv ab positivity in egypt approaches 15% of the population.

In brief: Egypt

The prevalence of hcv ab positivity in egypt approaches 15% of the population.
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