In order to verify the relative role of each single risk factor during a long period of observation, and to compare the frequency of risk factors in parenterally and non-parenterally transmitted acute viral hepatitis, we studied 1,251 patients admitted to our Department from 1971 to 1991.
Acute hepatitis A cases were considered non-parenterally transmitted, whereas B, C, NANB and Delta hepatitis were grouped together as parenterally transmitted.
The two groups were compared for age, sex and the following risk factors: surgical procedures, transfusion, dental procedures, intravenous drug addiction, infected partner, infected relative and hospital admission.
There were 243 non-parenterally transmitted and 1,008 parenterally transmitted cases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale, Virose, Infection, Aigu, Homme, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Italie, Europe, Transmission, Voie parentérale, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Acute, Human, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Italy, Europe, Transmission, Parenteral administration, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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