HCV infection and diabetes mellitus: influence of the use of finger stick devices on nosocomial transmission.

@article{Rudoni1999HCVIA,
  title={HCV infection and diabetes mellitus: influence of the use of finger stick devices on nosocomial transmission.},
  author={S Rudoni and Jean Michel Petit and Jean Baptiste Bour and Ludwig Serge Aho and Alex Casta{\~n}eda and Genevi{\`e}ve Vaillant and Bruno Verg{\`e}s and J. M. Brun},
  journal={Diabetes & metabolism},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={502-5}
}
An increased prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with diabetes mellitus has suggested a link between these two conditions and the possibility of patient-to-patient HCV transmission during hospital admissions in diabetes units. We investigated the prevalence of HCV antibodies in 259 patients with diabetes mellitus consecutively admitted to our diabetic unit in 1998. The control group was composed of 14,100 volunteer blood donors. We divided the diabetic patients into two… CONTINUE READING

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