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Involved factors in the intrafamilial spread of hepatitis C virus

  • S. Riestra
  • M. Rodríguez
  • S. Suárez
  • C. A. Navascués
  • F. Tevar
  • J. L. S. Lombraña
  • R. Perez
  • L. Rodrigo
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

To investigate the risk of non-parenteral HCV infection, sera from 302 relatives of 120 anti-HCV positive subjects were tested for the presence of anti-HCV antibodies. For the sake of comparison, sera from 17,000 blood donors were also assayed. The prevalence of HCV positivity was 4.3% in household contacts, compared to 0.78% in the donor population, indicating a significantly higher risk of infection for family members. Close personal contact may not be as critical a factor for infection as is duration of the disease.

Keywords

Blood Donor Positive Relative Household Contact Donor Population Parenteral Inoculation 
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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Riestra
    • 2
  • M. Rodríguez
    • 2
  • S. Suárez
    • 2
  • C. A. Navascués
    • 2
  • F. Tevar
    • 1
  • J. L. S. Lombraña
    • 2
  • R. Perez
    • 2
  • L. Rodrigo
    • 2
  1. 1.Transfusion Communitary CenterOviedoSpain
  2. 2.Gastroenterology SectionCovadonga HospitalOviedoSpain

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