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Titolo:
Seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among blood donors: a hospital-based study
Autore:
Tamim, H; Irani-Hakime, N; Aoun, JP; Khoury, S; Samaha, H; Almawi, WY;
Indirizzi:
Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Dept Epidemiol & Biostat, Beirut, Lebanon Amer Univ Beirut Beirut Lebanon pt Epidemiol & Biostat, Beirut, Lebanon St Georges Orthodox Hosp, Dept Lab Med, Beirut, Lebanon St Georges Orthodox Hosp Beirut Lebanon , Dept Lab Med, Beirut, Lebanon St Georges Orthodox Hosp, Dept Med, Beirut, Lebanon St Georges Orthodox Hosp Beirut Lebanon Hosp, Dept Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Titolo Testata:
TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE
fascicolo: 1, volume: 24, anno: 2001,
pagine: 29 - 35
SICI:
1473-0502(200102)24:1<29:SOHCV(>2.0.ZU;2-B
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INTRAVENOUS-DRUG-USERS; TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION; HEPATOCELLULAR-CARCINOMA; SAUDI-ARABIA; PREVALENCE; ANTIBODY; GENOTYPES; CORE; POPULATION; RISK;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
37
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Almawi, WY Arabian Gulf Univ, Coll Med & Med Sci, Dept Med Biochem, POB 22979, Manama, Bahrain Arabian Gulf Univ POB 22979 Manama Bahrain 9, Manama, Bahrain
Citazione:
H. Tamim et al., "Seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among blood donors: a hospital-based study", TRANSF AP S, 24(1), 2001, pp. 29-35

Abstract

Insofar as chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in many individuals is asymptomatic, and as the prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) among blood donors in Lebanon is scarce, this study addressed the prevalence of anti-HCV in 5115 blood donors. Data obtained were compared toother world regions. Of the blood donors screened, 57 were initially tested positive or doubtful for anti-HCV Ab. Subsequent testing by two-third generation enzyme immunoassays confirmed that, of the 57 initially tested positive/doubtful, only 18 were positive for anti-HCV giving a prevalence rate of 0.4%. While there was no difference in HCV prevalence with respect to age or gender, a higher rate was seen in non-Lebanese compared to Lebanese subjects (3.4% vs 0.3%, P < 0.001). These results dem onstrate a low prevalence of HCV infection among Lebanese blood donors, which was comparable to those established for western countries. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. Ail rights reserved.

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