Three hundred and eighty-seven chronic hemodialysis patients were evaluated, in a multicenter study, to investigate the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus.
In anti-HCV seropositive patients, serum ALT values and blood transfusions were retrospectively compared; blood donors were studied for serum transaminases.
In seropositive patients without previous blood transfusions, analysis of dialysis schedule was done.
Eventually, the intrafamilial transmission of hepatitis C virus was studied in 104 family members.
The prevalence of HCV infection in hemodialysis patients was 15.7%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hémodialyse, Epuration extrarénale, Réanimation, Appareil digestif pathologie, Homme, Etude multicentrique, Anticorps, Virus hépatite C, Virus, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hemodialysis, Extrarenal dialysis, Resuscitation, Digestive diseases, Human, Multicenter study, Antibody, Hepatitis C virus, Virus, Epidemiology
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