Prevalence of hepatitis C infection and risk factors in hospitalized diabetic patients: results of a cross-sectional study.

@article{Cadranel2008PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of hepatitis C infection and risk factors in hospitalized diabetic patients: results of a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Jean François Cadranel and Vincent Di Martino and Guy Lambrey and Catherine Mourlhon and Bernard Nalet and Michele Anciaux and Christian Richard and Jean-Paul Bigu{\'e} and Jean-No{\"e}l Barjon and Christian Bories and J. Barbare and C. Halimi and Olivier Ribi{\`e}re and Claude Eug{\`e}ne and Arnaud Pauwels and Sandrine Jeanne and Laurence Donato and Patrice Dumouchel and Alexandre Pariente and Gilles Duverlie and Bruno Devergie and Sylvie Arlot and Dominique Capron},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={
          829-36
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Although there may exist a nosocomial risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, this risk has not been fully investigated thus far and its magnitude is unknown. The aim of this multicenter cross-sectional study was to evaluate the prevalence of, and risk factors for, hepatitis C infection in consecutive hospitalized patients with diabetes and to assess the nosocomial risk and magnitude of HCV infection in these patients. PATIENTS AND… CONTINUE READING
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