European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 309–311

Prevalence of anti-HCV in subjects of various age groups

  • A. Albano
  • A. Pianetti
  • M. R. Biffi
  • F. Bruscolini
  • W. Baffone
  • V. Albano
  • A. Salvaggio
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00144820

Cite this article as:
Albano, A., Pianetti, A., Biffi, M.R. et al. Eur J Epidemiol (1992) 8: 309. doi:10.1007/BF00144820

Abstract

812 serum samples from 382 males and 430 females from various age groups were examined. All the samples were tested for anti-HCV hepatitis C virus, anti-HBc and HBsAg with an enzymeimmunnassay. The total serum prevalence was 2.9% for anti-HVC, 22.2% for anti-HBc and 4.6% for HBsAg. The seropositivity rates of anti-HCV and anti-HBc tended to increase with age, while for HBsAg a more regular pattern was observed for the different subject groups. The fact that anti-HCV are more frequently found together with HBV markers confirms the existence of similar modes of transmission of the two viruses.

Key words

HCV Antibodies General population 

Copyright information

© Gustav Fischer 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Albano
    • 1
  • A. Pianetti
    • 2
  • M. R. Biffi
    • 1
  • F. Bruscolini
    • 2
  • W. Baffone
    • 2
  • V. Albano
    • 1
  • A. Salvaggio
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of VirologyUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Toxicologic, Hygienic and Environmental ScienceUniversity of UrbinoItaly
  3. 3.Institute of HygieneUniversity of MilanItaly

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