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Published on:November 2019
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2019; 53(4s):s518-s521
Review Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.53.4s.146

Genotype-8: A Modern Family Member of Hepatitis C Virus

Authors and affiliation (s):

Sai Krishna Gudi1,*, Manik Chhabra2, Muhammed Rashid3

1College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, CANADA.

2Department of Pharmacy Practice, Indo-Soviet Friendship College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab, INDIA.

3Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Adichunchanagiri University, BG Nagara, Karnataka, INDIA.


Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a highly diverse and pervasive disease around the globe, with a prevalence ranging from 1.5 to 2.3%. With wide genetic variability, it is classified into seven Genotypes (GT) with 67 subtypes. The sighting of a modern HCV GT-8 ratifies its endemic character in India, particularly in the Punjab State. Getting familiarized and making aware of the HCV genotypes and subtypes is necessarily essential in establishing the optimal treatment regimen.

Key words: Hepatitis C, RNA virus, Epidemiology, Genotype Classification, Genotype 8, India.



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