Hepatitis viruses and the acquired immunodeficiency viruses often infect intravenous drug addicts (IVDAs).
Our study includes 255 IVDAs (26 females and 229 males, aged 20-35 years) from Cagliari.
Of 255 subjects examined, 207 (81.1%) were positive for anti-HCV and 84 (32.9%) for anti-HIV.
Nineteen (7.4%) subjects were HBsAg carriers, and 12 of these (63%) had an HDV superinfection.
Markers of previous HBV infections were tested in 223 cases and 137 (61.4%) were found positive ; of these 14 (10.2%) also had HDV infection.
Of the 223 drug addicts examined for all infection markers, 18 (8%) were negative to all markers, 46 (20.6%) were positive to only one, 89 (39.9%) were positive to two, 64 (28.7%) to three and 6 (2.6%) were positive to all.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale B, Virose, Infection, Hépatite virale C, Hépatite virale delta, SIDA, Epidémiologie, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Adulte jeune, Homme, Association, Sardaigne, Italie, Europe, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis B, Viral disease, Infection, Viral hepatitis C, Viral hepatitis delta, AIDS, Epidemiology, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Young adult, Human, Association, Sardinia, Italy, Europe, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 94-0684066
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 09/06/1995.