It was concluded that a mass screening for hepatitis C virus infection is inappropriate. It was recommended that the following high-risk groups be tested for hepatitis C virus infection, particularly if they are potentially eligible for antiviral treatment: subjects with history of intravenous drug use; haemodialysis patients; subjects who received blood coagulation factors before 1987; subjects who received blood transfusions or organ transplantation before 1992; households of hepatitis C virus-infected individuals; subjects with multiple sexual partners which have or have had a sexually transmitted disease. A screening for hepatitis C virus infection was considered unjustified for persons who are scheduled for an invasive procedure (e.g. surgery, endoscopy) and during pregnancy.
|Titolo:||Expert Consensus Conference: The screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults in Italy, May 5-6, 2005|
|Parole Chiave:||Hepatitis C virus; Italy; Screening|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.dld.2006.03.024|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|