One hundred and eighty-five household relatives of 77 patients with chronic hepatitis C and persistent viral replication (54 males and 23 females) were studied for HCV markers and possible risk factors of HCV transmission during a period of 3 years of follow-up. Overall household HCV circulation was low (3.24%). The genotype analysis in 6 HCV RNA positive couples showed the same viral subtype in four of them (type 2 in three and type 1b in one); the genotype was different in the other two couples, whose members had different epidemiologic risk factors.
|Titolo:||HCV genotyping may be useful to determine the real diffusion of HCV from HCV chronic patients to their household relatives|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1995|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata|
|Citazione:||HCV genotyping may be useful to determine the real diffusion of HCV from HCV chronic patients to their household relatives / C. Casarin, G. Diodati, P. Bonetti, A. Tagger, M.L. Ribero, F. Tremolada. ((Intervento presentato al 3. convegno International Meeting on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses tenutosi a Brisbane, Australia nel 1995, 28 Aug-3 Sep.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|