Genotypes of Hepatitis C Virus in United Arab Emirates: Their Relationship with Age, Gender, Nationality, and the Severity of Liver Disease with Viral Load
Seham Abdelwahed Hafez Koura, Egypt. This is a Ph D thesis conducted in Lahaye International University College of Applied Medical Sciences, Lahaye
Journal Title:Aalborg Academy Journal of Medical Sciences
Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major global public health problem with estimate of 3% chronicity. The prevalence of HCV in Eastern Mediterranean Region was variable with a range of 1% to 14.9%. HCV infection was found to be endemic in Arab World as different studies confirmed such endemicity. Arabian Peninsula region HCV prevalence was reported as low (1-1.9) in Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain, while it was moderate in Yemen (2.0-2.9), high in UAE (3.0-3.9), and very high in Qatar (>4).