To evaluate the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection among intravenous drug addicts (IVDA) in Israel, serum samples were collected from 400 asymptomatic individuals attending a methadone clinic in Tel Aviv.
Dverall 5.5% were HBsA8 positive, 2.4% HBeA8 positive, 52%anti-HBc positive and 6.6% were positive for anti-HD.
Anti-HD was identified in 18% of addicts who were HBsA8 positive and in 3% who were HBsA8 negative and anti-HBc positive.
Strong correlation was found between positivity to HBV antibodies and age and duration of drug use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale B, Sérologie, Homme, Hépatite virale delta, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Israël, Asie, Prévalence
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Serology, Human, Viral hepatitis delta, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Israel, Asia, Prevalence
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Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 199406.