Antibodies against hepatitis C in a population of Swedish haemophiliacs and heterosexual partners.


Journal Article

The prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis C virus in 160 Swedish patients with haemophilia or related coagulation disorders and 13 heterosexual partners was assessed by means of an ELISA method. A high prevalence of HCV antibodies was found in haemophiliacs with chronic hepatitis (87%), with HIV-antibodies (87%), with severe form of the coagulopathy (81%), and among those who at any point had received factor concentrates without viral inactivation (79%) or of foreign origin (84%). On the other hand, none of the partners were seropositive, indicating a low risk of sexual transmission.

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Cited Authors

  • Schulman, S; Grillner, L

Published Date

  • 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 393 - 397

PubMed ID

  • 2171136

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2171136

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-5548

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/00365549009027068


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England