Dissection of familial correlations in hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroprevalence suggests intrafamilial viral transmission and genetic predisposition to infection
- Sex, Drugs, and Hepatitis C Virus. Hahn, Judith A. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;6/1/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 11, p1556
The article presents the author's views related to the transmission of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) with reference to sexual intercourse and drug abuse. The author comments that the conflicting data about sexual transmission given in an article on transmission of Hepatitis C Virus published in the...
- Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus. Lomas, Russell; Johnson, David A.; Cattau Jr., Edward L. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov1993, Vol. 88 Issue 11, p1972
Comments on a study on the risk of mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis C virus. Number of patients used in the study; Examination on the data used in the study.
- Hepatitis C. Al-Saden, Patrice C.; Wachs, Joy E. // AAOHN Journal;May2004, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p210
Focuses on the public health aspects of hepatitis C. Epidemiology of the disease; Natural history of chronic hepatitis C virus; Diagnosis of hepatitis C.
- Intra familial transmission of hepatitis C virus infection in Iran. Fani, Ali; Sofian, Masoomeh; Fathollahi, Majid; Adeli, Poorya; Fani, Parisa // Iranian Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases;Summer2009, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p157
Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. The role of intra familial HCV transmission is still controversial. The aim of the present study is to determine intra familial transmission (sexual and non sexual contacts) of HCV in a group of Iranian...
- Lack of Evidence of Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C among Monogamous Couples: Results of a 10-Year Prospective Follow-Up Study. Vandelli, Carmen; Renzo, Francesco; Romanó, Luisa; Tisminetzky, Sergio; De Palma, Marisa; Stroffolini, Tommaso; Ventura, Ezio; Zanetti, Alessandro // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May2004, Vol. 99 Issue 5, p855
The risk of sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was evaluated among 895 monogamous heterosexual partners of HCV chronically infected individuals in a long-term prospective study, which provided a follow-up period of 8,060 person-years. Seven hundred and seventy-six (86.7%)...
- Hepatitis C in pregnancy. Hadžić, N. // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;May2001, Vol. 84 Issue 3, pF201
At the end of the second millennium, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is recognised as a major public health problem. The global prevalence of chronic HCV infection is estimated to be approaching 3% with considerable geographical variation, ranging from 0.01-0.1 % in Great Britain and...
- Spontaneous Resolution of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Are We Missing Something? Lauer, Georg M.; Kim, Arthur Y. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/1/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p953
The article comments the study on high rate of spontaneous negativity for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA after establishment of chronic infection in Alaska Natives. The author states categorically that the findings of the study is ambiguous. He suggests to conduct more studies in order to ascertain...
- Experimental Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus-Associated Fulminant Hepatitis to a Chimpanzee. Farci, Patrizia; Munoz, Santiago J.; Shimoda, Atsushi; Govindarajan, Sugantha; Wong, Doris C.; Coiana, Alessandra; Peddis, Giovanna; Rubin, Raphael; Purcell, Robert H. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;4/1/99, Vol. 179 Issue 4
Examines the transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) from a patient with fulminant hepatitis C to a chimpanzee. Induction of two episodes of fulminant hepatitis C in patient; Correlation of levels of HCV replication in serum and liver with the degree of hepatocellular necrosis in patient; Role...
- A new way to catch hepatitis C. Curtis, S.; Poulton, M.; Fisher, M.; Teo, C. // Sexually Transmitted Infections;Dec2002, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p459
Discusses transmission of hepatitis C virus in Western populations. High rates of sexual transmission in homosexual men; Risk to disease by needle sharing in drug use.