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Patient-to-Patient Transmission of Hepatitis C at Iranian Thalassemia Centers Shown by Genetic Characterization of Viral Strains

Katayoun Samimi-Rad 1 , * , Freshteh Asgari 2 , Mohsen Nasiritoosi 3 , Abdoulreza Esteghamati 4 , Azar Azarkeyvan 5 , Seyedeh Masoomeh Eslami 6 , Farhad Zamani 7 , Lars Magnius 8 , Seyed-Moayed Alavian 8 and Heléne Norder 9
Authors Information
1 Department of Virology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, P. O. Box: 6446, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Center for Disease Control, Deputy of Health, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
4 Department of Pediatric, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, , Tehran, IR Iran
5 Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO), Thalassemia Center,, Tehran, IR Iran
6 Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Research Center, Firoozgar Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, , Tehran, IR Iran
7 Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden
8 Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, Baqiatallah University of Medical Sciences, , Tehran, IR Iran
9 Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Article information
  • Hepatitis Monthly: January 2013, 13 (1); e7699
  • Published Online: January 23, 2013
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 12, 2012
  • Revised: November 10, 2012
  • Accepted: November 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.7699

To Cite: Samimi-Rad K, Asgari F, Nasiritoosi M, Esteghamati A, Azarkeyvan A, et al. Patient-to-Patient Transmission of Hepatitis C at Iranian Thalassemia Centers Shown by Genetic Characterization of Viral Strains, Hepat Mon. 2013 ;13(1):e7699. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.7699.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
Footnotes
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