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Patient's Genes May Impact Hepatitis C Outcomes

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  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is transmitted via blood transfusion, IV drug use, or sexual contact and can cause a variety of ills, including a mild infection, liver disease, or liver cancer.
  • A new study shows that genetic factors influence which HCV patients will have a self-limiting type infection or a more persistent infection.
  • This new information could help patients in the future, but for now they must rely on many experimental treatments, none of which can kill the virus.

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