Hepatitis C genotypes


Topic: Hepatitis C, June 2000

Dr. Lee:
Even though we commonly think of Hepatitis C as one virus, there really are different strains of hepatitis C virus. And these different strains are called different genotypes of Hepatitis C.

Dr. Edward Block:
That is right. There are at least three strains of hepatitis C virus that have very different responses to treatment.

Please refer to the hepatitis C article for details on different genotypes.

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