Lack of de novo hepatitis C virus infections and absence of nosocomial transmissions of GB virus C in a large cohort of German haemodialysis patients.

@article{Ross2009LackOD,
  title={Lack of de novo hepatitis C virus infections and absence of nosocomial transmissions of GB virus C in a large cohort of German haemodialysis patients.},
  author={R. Stefan Ross and Sergei O Viazov and Ralf Clauberg and Bert Wolters and I Fengler and K Eveld and Ralf Scheidhauer and Johannes Huesing and Th Philipp and Andreas Kribben and Michael Roggendorf},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={230-8}
}
To determine the prevalence and incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among haemodialysis patients, a large prospective multicentre trial was conducted in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Sera obtained from the recruited patients in two separate sampling rounds run 1 year apart were analysed for both anti-HCV antibodies and HCV RNA. HCV RNA positive samples were also genotyped by direct sequencing of an HCV core fragment. In the first and second rounds, 150 (5.2… CONTINUE READING

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