Risk factors of hepatitis C virus infection in patients on hemodialysis: A multivariate analysis based on a dialysis register in Central Italy

Domenico Di Lallo, Maria Miceli, Nicola Petrosillo, Carlo A. Perucci, Marina Moscatelli

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Abstract

A seroprevalence survey of antibodies to HCV was carried out among 2788 hemodialysis (HD) patients in a region of central Italy. Anti-HCV seroprevalence was 28.6%. A multivariate analysis of risk factors showed a significant association with time on HD, history of blood transfusion and metropolitan area of residence. Our study clearly showed that HCV infection is common among HD patients and is partially associated with preventable factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis C

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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