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Preliminary investigation on intrafamilial spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV)

  • M. T. Mughini
  • B. Cacopardo
  • F. Fatuzzo
  • B. M. Celesia
  • R. La Rosa
  • S. Bruno
  • E. Oddo
  • S. Tosto
  • S. Cosentino
  • L. Nigro
  • R. Russo
  • A. Nunnari
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

To determine the risk of cohabitant HCV infection, we investigated the sera of 101 family members of 53 anti-HCV antibody positive chronic liver disease patients. Altogether 14.8% of the cohabitants were also anti-HCV antibody positive, compared to a prevalence of 1.4% in the general population. These results suggest that hepatitis-C-virus may spread by person-to-person infection.

Keywords

Chronic Liver Disease Blood Donor Preliminary Investigation Sexual Transmission Fact Sharing 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. T. Mughini
    • 1
  • B. Cacopardo
    • 1
  • F. Fatuzzo
    • 1
  • B. M. Celesia
    • 1
  • R. La Rosa
    • 1
  • S. Bruno
    • 1
  • E. Oddo
    • 1
  • S. Tosto
    • 1
  • S. Cosentino
    • 1
  • L. Nigro
    • 1
  • R. Russo
    • 1
  • A. Nunnari
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Infectious DiseaseUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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