Method for prediction of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis development in patients with chronic hepatitis c


G01N2800/328 - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (separating components of materials in general B01D, B01J, B03, B07; apparatus fully provided for in a single other subclass, see the relevant subclass, e.g. B01L; measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or micro-organisms C12M, C12Q; investigation of foundation soil in situE02D0001000000; monitoring or diagnostic devices for exhaust-gas treatment apparatus F01N0011000000; sensing humidity changes for compensating measurements of other variables or for compensating readings of instruments for variations in humidity, seeG01D; or the relevant subclass for the variable measuredtesting or determining the properties of structures G01M; measuring or investigating electric or magnetic properties of materials G01R; systems in general for determining distance, velocity or presence by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of reflected or reradiated radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S; determining sensitivity, graininess, or density of photographic materials G03C0005020000; testing component parts of nuclear reactors G21C0017000000)

FIELD: biotechnology.

SUBSTANCE: method for prediction of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis development in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is proposed. A sample of the patient's genomic DNA is obtained, polymorphisms are detected in the ITGB3 1565 T/C and PAI-I-675 5G/4G genes, followed by analysis of their combination. The risk of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis development is determined by the formula.

EFFECT: invention allows to isolate a high-risk group for cryoglobulinemic vasculitis development among patients with CHC and to recommend intensive antiviral therapy for these patients.

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