Hepatitis C virus infection in patients with sickle cell anaemia at the Lagos University Hospital.

@article{Lesi2003HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus infection in patients with sickle cell anaemia at the Lagos University Hospital.},
  author={Olufunmilayo Adenike Lesi and Michael O Kehinde},
  journal={The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={79-83}
}
The objective of this studies is to determine the frequency of antibodies to Hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV), (2) assess the role of blood transfusion in transmission of infection, and (3) evaluate the clinical implication of anti-HCV sero-positivity in patients with Sickle cell anaemia (SCA). Two hundred and seventy-eight (278) patients with SCA were evaluated by questionnaire interviews for risk factors, clinical examination and serum testing for anti-HCV using a third generation ELISA kit. The… CONTINUE READING