International Academic Journals

Plant species genetics, cell culture, Elisa kits, antibodies

Prevalence of occult hepatitis C virus infection in beta-thalassemia major patients in Ahvaz, Iran

Occult hepatitis C virus infection (OCI) is defined by the presence of HCV RNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and liver tissue cells despite the absence of HCV RNA in plasma. Currently, OCI is classified into two types: seropositive OCI (anti-HCV positive and serum HCV RNA negative) and seronegative OCI (anti-HCV and serum HCV RNA negative). Beta-thalassemia is described as a blood disorder that decreases the synthesis of...