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  1. Case control study of risk factors for hepatitis A : Naples 1990-1991.

    Article - En anglais

    An increased incidence of hepatitis A was observed in Naples from 1990-1991.

    A hospital-based case-control study was carried out to evaluate the relative importance of various risk factors.

    A hundred and ninety-eight cases and 238 hospital controls were recruited during the study period.

    The strongest association was contact with a jaundiced person among children.

    A correlation was also shown for children and adults with raw shellfish consumption and pre-school nursery attendance or presence in the household of children attending pre-school nurseries.

    History of travel and intravenous drug use were risk factors for adult subjects.

    Considering the relative importance of the specific risk factors we found that 38% of the acute hepatitis A cases were attributable to contact with a jaundiced person, 15% to presence in the household of children attending pre-school nurseries and 28% to raw shellfish consumption.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale A, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Service hospitalier, Exploration immunologique, 1990, Homme, Italie, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis A, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Hospital ward, Immunological investigation, 1990, Human, Italy, Europe, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0430636

    Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 01/03/1996.