Risk factors for acute non-A, non-B hepatitis and their relationship to antibodies for hepatitis C virus : a case-control study.
A case-control study was carried out comparing 333 cases subjects with non-A, non-B hepatitis and 1095 hospital control subjects.
Of 333 case subjects, 197 (59%) were positive for hepatitis C antibody (anti-HCV).
Excluding blood transfusion and intravenous drug use, surgical intervention and dental therapy were strongly associated with anti-HCV-positive cases : in particular, obstetric and gynecology surgical intervention was found to be strongly associated with HCV positivity (odds ratio [OR]=32 ; 95% confidence interval [CI]=7,147).
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale ni A ni B, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Hépatite virale C, Sérologie, Homme, Facteur risque, Italie, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Non A non B viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Viral hepatitis C, Serology, Human, Risk factor, Italy, Europe, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0709807
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 09/06/1995.