Risk factors associated with hepatitis B or C markers or elevated alanine aminotransferase level among blood donors on a tropical island: the Guadeloupe experience.

@article{Fest1992RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with hepatitis B or C markers or elevated alanine aminotransferase level among blood donors on a tropical island: the Guadeloupe experience.},
  author={Thierry Fest and Jean-François Viel and Frantz Agis and Christian Coffe and J. L. Dupond and Patrick Herv{\'e}},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={1992},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={760-3}
}
Donated blood is currently screened for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc), antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV), and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels to prevent posttransfusion hepatitis. A prospective study of 2368 blood donors was carried out in Guadeloupe (French West Indies) with a view to determining the risk factors associated with serologic abnormalities. Blood donors included in the study had to complete a questionnaire… CONTINUE READING