Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Amol City, North of Iran: A Population-Based Study (2008-2011)

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To Cite : Zamani F, Sohrabi M, Poustchi H, Keyvani H, Saeedian F S, et al. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Amol City, North of Iran: A Population-Based Study (2008-2011), Hepat Mon. 2013 ;13(12):e13313. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.13313.
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Abstract
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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