Intrafamilial transmission of hepatitis C virus: the important role of infections between spouses.

Abstract

To investigate the intrafamilial transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and related risk factors, anti-HCV antibodies in 186 family members of 48 index patients were studied. The index patients were anti-HCV-positive and had chronic liver disease. Overall, 10 family members (5.4%) were positive for anti-HCV, indicating a higher prevalence of anti-HCV among… (More)

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