Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Patients Receiving Health Care in a Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital

@article{Mishra2003RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Patients Receiving Health Care in a Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital},
  author={Girish K. Mishra and Charles A. Sninsky and Robert O. Roswell and S. Fitzwilliam and Kenneth Craig Hyams},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={48},
  pages={815-820}
}
A cross-sectional, seroepidemiological study was conducted to determine the prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among veterans receiving health care from the VA. Among 274 evaluated outpatients, anti-HCV was found in 27 (9.9%). The prevalence of anti-HCV was 3.7% among 190 individuals who reported no illicit drug use compared to 24.7% among 81 subjects who had used drugs (P < 0.001). The prevalence of anti-HCV was 4.8% among 208 veterans who had never been… CONTINUE READING

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