Epidemiologia dell'infezione da virus dell'epatite C in emodialisi. Studio dell'area garganica.

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis. A study of the Gargano area

F. Aucella, E. Martini, M. Centra, M. Di Tullio, G. Di Giorgio, C. Stallone

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Abstract

In order to evaluate epidemiological features of hepatitis C virus infection in patients with chronic renal failure, we enrolled 80 haemodialyzed subjects in four centers of Gargano area (Southern Italy). In a 28 months follow-up we checked antiHCV antibodies by EIA II and viraemia by polymerase chain reaction. Seroprevalence of HCV infection was 35%, while incidence was 2.4%/year; viraemia was detected in 62.5% of antiHCV+ and in only one of antiHCV-. In our opinion there is a definitive need of special precautions (or isolation of antiHCV+) in haemodialysis units to avoid community-acquired HCV infection.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis. A study of the Gargano area
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)332-335
Number of pages4
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume86
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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