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  1. Viral hepatitis and drugs : a continuing problem.

    Article - En anglais

    A seroepidemiological survey of a group of drug abusers has been carried out to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus and hepatitis B virus, hepatitis D virus, hepatitis A virus infection markers in sera, as well as to evaluate the role of potential risk factors.

    A total of 645 symptomless subjects with a history of injecting heroin were recruited as volunteers from methadone maintenance centres in Rome.

    For all hepatitis viruses the total figures showed high prevalence rates giving considerable viral circulation in this group.

    Among heroin addicts the prevalence was 63.4% for HCV, 65% for HBV, 13.3% for HDV and 50.9% for HAV.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Sérologie, Toxicomanie, Diamorphine, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Prévalence, Voie intraveineuse, Homme, Marqueur biologique, Italie, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Serology, Drug addiction, Heroin, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Prevalence, Intravenous administration, Human, Biological marker, Italy, Europe

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

    Cote : 93-0280396

    Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 199406.