Intrafamilial transmission of hepatitis C virus in Italy: a systematic review

Luca Miele, Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini, Gualtiero Ricciardi, Chiara De Waure, Consuelo Cefalo, Giacomina Chiaradia, Antonella Sferrazza, Giuseppe La Torre, Alessandro Grieco

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Abstract

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission is mainly due to parenteral exposure; however, in absence of such risk factor, there are reports of intrafamilial spread of HCV and observational studies suggest an increased risk for households of infected subjects. The aim of our study was to systematically review and meta-analyse studies about HCV prevalence among households of HCV patients in Italy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-848
Number of pages6
JournalJECH ONLINE
Volume64
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • HCV
  • Meta-analysis

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