The prevalence of HCV, HBV and HAV markers was investigated in unselected patients attending an outpatient alcoholic clinic.
Anti-HCV were detected in 35 (24%) of 144 patients studied, and at least one marker of HBV infection was present in 72 (50%). These results are significantly higher than in a matched control population.
The presence of anti-HCV was related to previous blood transfusions and familial history of alcoholism.
We conclude that alcoholics should be considered a high risk group for both HCV and HBV infection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Toxicologie, Virus hépatite A, Picornaviridae, Virus, Virus hépatite B, Hepadnaviridae, Virus hépatite C, Hépatite virale, Virose, Infection, Exploration immunologique, Sérologie, Prévalence, Homme, Ambulatoire, Epidémiologie, Pologne, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Toxicology, Hepatitis A virus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Hepatitis B virus, Hepadnaviridae, Hepatitis C virus, Viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Immunological investigation, Serology, Prevalence, Human, Ambulatory, Epidemiology, Poland, Europe
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