Prevalence of anti-HCV among spouses and offspring of anti-HCV positive subjects: An Italian multicentre study

N. Caporaso, A. Ascione, M. D'Antonio, G. G. Di Costanzo, A. G. Lanza, F. Tremolada, G. Diodati, M. G. Rumi, M. L. Parravicini, G. Pastore, T. Santantonio, G. Pilleri, V. Menicagli, M. M. Terpin, C. Tuccillo, F. Morisco

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Abstract

The role of familial environment in the spreading of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is not well established. We studied 1670 family members for 578 anti-HCV+ subjects enrolled in 8 centres distributed throughout Italy. The prevalence of anti-HCV positivity was significantly higher in spouses than in offspring (15.6% and 2.1% respectively; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • HCV
  • Household contacts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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