Viral hepatitis C infection among Egyptians the magnitude of the problem: epidemiological and laboratory approach.

@article{Mohamed1996ViralHC,
  title={Viral hepatitis C infection among Egyptians the magnitude of the problem: epidemiological and laboratory approach.},
  author={Mostafa Kamal Mohamed and M M Rakhaa and S Shoeir and Mahmoud Saber},
  journal={The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association},
  year={1996},
  volume={71 1-2},
  pages={79-111}
}
This study examines the relative importance of risk factors for viral hepatitis C infection and estimates the magnitude of HCV problem among Egyptians. It is a continuation of a recently performed cross-sectional study conducted on more than 5000 Egyptians. Serum samples (1945) were analyzed for liver enzymes (SGPT and SGOT) to evaluate the status of liver affection. One hundred and sixty nine samples (103 confirmed HCV seropositives and 66 seronegative) were analyzed for PCR HCV RNA to… CONTINUE READING

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