Prevalence of anti-HCV antibody in family members of anti-HCV-positive patients with acute and chronic liver disease.

@article{Pramoolsinsap1992PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of anti-HCV antibody in family members of anti-HCV-positive patients with acute and chronic liver disease.},
  author={Chutima Pramoolsinsap and Sathit Kurathong and P. Lerdverasirikul},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={1992},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={12-6}
}
Presence of circulating anti-hepatitis C antibody (anti-HCV) was screened in 201 Thai patients with acute and chronic liver disease who presented to Ramathibodi and Phya Thai Hospitals during 1984-1990. Of these, 29 patients (14.4%) were positive for anti-HCV. Circulating anti-HCV was determined in 92 family members (20 spouses, 72 household contacts) of these index cases and was detected in 5 contacts (2 spouses, 2 daughters and 1 mother) of 3 index cases. The overall prevalence of anti-HCV… CONTINUE READING