We studied 100 unselected parenteral drug abusers for infection with hepatitis C, B, A and D virus (HCV, HBV, HAV and HDV).
Seventy-six percent had serological evidence of HCV infection. 12% were positive for HBsAg and at least one marker of HBV infection was present in 69%. These results were significantly higher than in a matched control population.
Compared to controls, the prevalence of anti-HAV (65%) was not significantly increased in drug addicts.
Of the anti-HCV-positive drug addicts. 80.3% had at least one marker of HBV infection compared to 33.3% of anti-HCV-negative cases (p<0.001).
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Marqueur biologique, Hépatite virale, Virose, Infection, Virus hépatite A, Picornaviridae, Virus, Virus hépatite B, Hepadnaviridae, Virus hépatite C, Exploration immunologique, Sérologie, Prévalence, Homme, Pologne, Europe, Virus hépatite D
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Biological marker, Viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Hepatitis A virus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Hepatitis B virus, Hepadnaviridae, Hepatitis C virus, Immunological investigation, Serology, Prevalence, Human, Poland, Europe
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