Hepatitis C Genotype 4 Virus Nonstructural 3 and Nonstructural 5A Resistance-associated Substitutions in a 16-year-old Adolescent Failing Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/Ritonavir Plus Ribavirin


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Abstract

Preexistence and appearance of resistance-associated substitutions limit the efficacy of direct-acting antivirals in treatment of hepatitis C. This is the first case report of an adolescent with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 4 infection and cirrhosis who failed treatment with ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir and ribavirin. Resistance analysis showed baseline resistance-associated substitutions M28V and Y93C and emergent D168H.

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