HBV and HCV infection in i.v. drug addicts; coinfection with HIV
A group of 122 drug addict patients were studied to evaluate the incidence of HIV, HBV, HCV infections and of laboratory findings of hepatic damage. Our data show that hepatic damage is more frequent in patients affected by HBV-HCV coinfection than those with HBV or HCV infection alone and that HIV positivity supports HBV-HCV coinfection.
KeywordsHepatic Damage Drug Addict NANB Hepatitis Standard Blood Test Toxicological Unit
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