Evaluation of anti-HCV positive blood donors identified during routine screening
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.
KeywordsSevere Liver Disease Histological Abnormality Seropositive Patient Potential Infectivity Chronic Persistent Hepatitis
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