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Interferon Lambda 4 Genotype Is Associated With Jaundice and Elevated Aminotransferase Levels During Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Findings From the InC3 Collaborative.

Page K, Mirzazadeh A, Rice TM, Grebely J, Kim AY, Cox AL, Morris MD, Hellard M, Bruneau J, Shoukry NH, Dore GJ, Maher L, Lloyd AR, Lauer G, Prins M, McGovern BH
Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine , University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center , Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Symptomatic acute HCV infection and interferon lambda 4 (IFNL4) genotypes are important predictors of spontaneous viral clearance. Using data from a multicohort database (Injecting Cohorts [InC3] Collaborative), we establish an independent association between host IFNL4 genotype and symptoms of acute hepatitis C virus infection. This association potentially explains the higher spontaneous clearance observed in some patients with symptomatic disease.


  • Journal: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
  • Published: 01/01/2016
  • Volume: 3
  • Issue: 1
  • Pagination: ofw024



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