[Basic and clinical aspects of hepatitis virus carriers].

  title={[Basic and clinical aspects of hepatitis virus carriers].},
  author={Ryushi Shimoyama and Sadayoshi Sekiguchi},
  journal={[Hokkaido igaku zasshi] The Hokkaido journal of medical science},
  volume={71 4},
Among the six species of hepatitis viruses, HBV (hepatitis B virus) and HCV (hepatitis C virus) can induce persistent infection. HBV and HCV are transmitted parenterally, of which maternal transmission and transfusion-associated infection is a major route respectively. We opened the special clinic for carriers detected through blood donation, and followed them at regular intervals for their health care. The prevalence rate of HBV carriers decreased from 3.0% to 1.2% in these 10 years, and that… CONTINUE READING