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    Schweizerische medizinische…
    1993

[ALAT and viral RNA as risk factors in 68 blood donors with anti-hepatitis C antibodies].

@article{Tullen1993ALATAV,
  title={[ALAT and viral RNA as risk factors in 68 blood donors with anti-hepatitis C antibodies].},
  author={E. Tullen and Philippe de Saussure and M Soulier-Lauper},
  journal={Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={1993},
  volume={123 3},
  pages={
          57-61
        }
}
AIM Determine the risk factors in blood donors with anti hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV ab) possible liver involvement and evaluation of their infectious potential by a search for viral RNA in blood. METHODS Between July 1990 and October 1991, 19,632 blood donors were screened for hepatitis C. Antibodies to HCV were detected in 74 donors (2nd generation ELISA, Abbott). We evaluated the risk factors, determined ALAT levels and looked for circulating RNA virus by amplification of the non… CONTINUE READING