HCV activity in Calcutta : a serological study.
HCV infection, a global public health problem is quite prevalent in India.
In the present study conducted during February-July 1996 a total of 153 samples of different age groups and of both sexes were tested by ELISA for detection of Anti-HCV antibody.
Anti-HCV was found in 13% of multi-transfused cases and in 8.8% cases with multiple needle-stick injury.
Maximum seropositiviy (20%) could be observed amongst males between 31-40 yrs. age group.
HCV activity was noted more in males (13%) than in females (8.2%) and more relatively in subjects without a history of jaundice (11.5%) than those having the features of jaundice (10.5%). An increasing trend has also been observed amongst the multi-transfused cases in Calcutta.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale C, Virose, Infection, Sérologie, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Inde, Asie, Homme, Séropositivité, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis C, Viral disease, Infection, Serology, Prevalence, Epidemiology, India, Asia, Human, Seropositivity, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0310251
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 15/07/1997.