Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C virus infection among alcoholic individuals: importance of screening and vaccination

@inproceedings{Cortes2017PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C virus infection among alcoholic
individuals: importance of screening and vaccination},
  author={Vanessa Faria Cortes and Angela Taveira and Helena Medina Cruz and Amanda Alves Reis and J{\'e}ssica Silva Cezar and Brener Santos Silva and Cintia Feliciano D’Assunç{\~a}o and Elisabeth Lampe and Livia Melo Villar},
  booktitle={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2017}
}
Drug users have been reported to have an increased risk for acquisition of viral hepatitis. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of HBV and HCV infection and usefulness of saliva for HBsAg and anti-HCV detection in alcoholic patients.A total of 90 alcoholic patients were recruited in 2013. HBsAg and anti-HCV were tested in serum and saliva, anti-HBc and anti-HBs were tested in serum using commercial enzyme immunoassays (EIA).Using serum samples, anti-HCV, HBsAg, anti-HBc and anti-HBs… CONTINUE READING

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