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Hepatitis C

Paul Klenerman, K.J.M. Jeffery and J. Collier

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070522_update_002

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an RNA virus that has evolved into multiple genotypes (1–6) and subtypes. Humans are the only known natural host. HCV replication is highly error-prone, hence within any one person the virus exists as a swarm of closely related variants, known as ‘quasispecies’....

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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