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Anti-hepatitis C antibody prevalence among intravenous drug addicts in the Catanzaro area

  • V. Guadagnino
  • G. Zimatore
  • A. Rocca
  • F. Montesano
  • R. Masciari
  • B. Caroleo
  • A. Izzi
  • D. Morabito
  • E. Naso
  • R. Scicchitano
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

A higher seroprevalence of anti-HCV antibodies (63.4%) was found in 41 intravenous drug addicts (IVDA) when compared to 220 controls (1.8%). Life style is an important risk factor for HCV transmission among IVDA.

Keywords

Drug Addict High Seroprevalence Antibody Prevalence Local Health District Calabria Region 
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References

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    Guadagnino V, Ayala F, Chirianni A, et al (1982) Risk of hepatitis B virus infection in patients with eczema or psoriasis of the hand. Br Med J 254: 84–85CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Piazza M (1990) Epatite virale acuta e cronica, 5th edn. Ghedini editore, MilanoGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Guadagnino
    • 1
  • G. Zimatore
    • 2
  • A. Rocca
    • 3
  • F. Montesano
    • 2
  • R. Masciari
    • 3
  • B. Caroleo
  • A. Izzi
  • D. Morabito
  • E. Naso
    • 2
  • R. Scicchitano
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Catanzaro Medical SchoolUniversity of Reggio CalabriaItaly
  2. 2.Center for Drug addicts1st Division of General Medicine and Service of VirologyCatanzaroItaly
  3. 3.Service of VirologyCatanzaroItaly

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