Prevalence of antibody to hepatitis C virus in acute non-A, non-B hepatitis in patients from different epidemiological categories
The prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV) was determined in 65 patients with acute non-A, non-B hepatitis (NANBH). The results suggest that HCV is the most common causative agent in post¬transfusion NANBH and in drug-related hepatitis. Detection of HCV antibodies does not appear to be a particularly useful diagnostic criterion due to the kinetics of the immune response in the course of the disease.
KeywordsDrug Addict Hepatitis Virus Infection Common Causative Agent Main Etiological Agent Intravenous Drug Addict
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