Follow-up of patients with hepatitis non-A, non-B: incidence and persistence of anti-HCV depend on route of transmission
Of 32 patients with non-A, non-B hepatitis, 10 (31%) were still anti-HCV-positive 12.8 years after the acute phase of the disease. Seven of the patients (21.9%) still had elevated ALT levels, and among these, 5 out of 5 patients who had been subject to parenteral risk were anti-HCV-positive. In contrast, none of the patients who had not been subject to parenteral risks were positive.
KeywordsAcute Viral Hepatitis Parenteral Risk Parenteral Transmission Sporadic Chronic Hepatitis
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