October 24, 2016
Genotype 2 accounts for about 9% of all hepatitis C infections worldwide. It is the most common type of infection in West Africa, although the greatest number of cases is in East Asia where it is less common but still represents a sizable percentage of all infections. In the United States, genotype 2 accounts for nearly 15% of infections.
In the prior era of peginterferon and ribavirin treatments, patients with genotype 2 infections were the easiest to treat. Today, even higher cure rates exist with new direct-acting antivirals. The best option is the one-pill combination of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir. An alternative is the combination of sofosbuvir and daclatasvir (Daklinza).
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