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Evaluation of anti-HCV positive blood donors identified during routine screening

  • J. I. Esteban
  • J. C. Lopez-Talavera
  • J. Genescà
  • A. Gonzalez
  • V. Vargas
  • M. Buti
  • J. Guardia
  • R. Esteban
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

Of 30,231 donors tested, 368 (1.2%) were anti-HCV positive. Of these, 254 have been evaluated, with the following results: only 25% have a history of parenteral risk, seroprevalence increases with age and approximately 80% of those that are anti-HCV positive in our population are probably infected with HCV. In addition, an unexpectedly large number of these persons have chronic and/or severe liver disease and will require combined diagnostic approaches for accurate evaluation.

Keywords

Severe Liver Disease Histological Abnormality Seropositive Patient Potential Infectivity Chronic Persistent Hepatitis 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. I. Esteban
    • 1
  • J. C. Lopez-Talavera
    • 1
  • J. Genescà
    • 1
  • A. Gonzalez
    • 1
  • V. Vargas
    • 1
  • M. Buti
    • 1
  • J. Guardia
    • 1
  • R. Esteban
    • 1
  1. 1.Liver Unit, Department of MedicineHospital General Universitari Vall d’HebrónBarcelonaSpain

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