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HCV genotype 1a shows a better virological response to antiviral therapy than HCV genotype 1b

  • Adriano M Pellicelli1Email author,
  • Mario Romano2,
  • Tommaso Stroffolini3,
  • Ettore Mazzoni4,
  • Fabrizio Mecenate5,
  • Roberto Monarca6,
  • Antonio Picardi7,
  • Maria Elena Bonaventura8,
  • Cristina Mastropietro9,
  • Pascal Vignally10,
  • Arnaldo Andreoli1,
  • Massimo Marignani11,
  • Cecilia D’Ambrosio1,
  • Lucia Miglioresi1,
  • Lorenzo Nosotti12,
  • Olga Mitidieri13,
  • Umberto Vespasiani Gentilucci7,
  • Claudio Puoti13,
  • Giuseppe Barbaro14,
  • Angelo Barlattani15,
  • Caterina Furlan3,
  • Giorgio Barbarini16 and
  • and for the CLEO Group
BMC Gastroenterology201212:162

Received: 18 June 2012

Accepted: 13 November 2012

Published: 16 November 2012

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Original Submission
18 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Jun 2012 Author responded Author comments - Adriano M Pellicelli
Resubmission - Version 2
20 Jun 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - MAURIZIO KOCH
15 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Antonio Gasbarrini
16 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Adriano M Pellicelli
Resubmission - Version 3
16 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
13 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
16 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-230X-12-162

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Authors’ Affiliations

Liver Unit Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini, Circonvallazione Gianicolense
Liver Unit Ospedale Sandro Pertini
Department of Infectious and Tropical Disease Policlinico Umberto I
Liver Unit Policlinico Casilino
Liver Unit Ospedale Villa Betania
Infectious Disease Ospedale di Belcolle strada Sammartinese
Liver Unit Campus Biomedico University
Infectious Disease Ospedale San Camillo de Lellis
Department of Infectious Disease Policlinico Umberto I
National Institute of Health
Department of Digestive and Liver Disease, Azienda Ospedaliera Sant'Andrea
Medicine of Migration National Institute for Migrant Health and Poverty
Department of Internal Medicine and liver unit Ospedale Generale di Marino
Department of Medical Pathophysiology, University of Rome La Sapienza
Liver Unit ASL RM/A
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases