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Title: Seroprevalence of antibodies to the hepatitis C virus in Singapore.
Authors: Yap, I. 
Guan, R. 
Kang, J.Y. 
Tay, H.H. 
Lee, E. 
Choong, L.
Woo, K.T.
Issue Date: Dec-1991
Source: Yap, I., Guan, R., Kang, J.Y., Tay, H.H., Lee, E., Choong, L., Woo, K.T. (1991-12). Seroprevalence of antibodies to the hepatitis C virus in Singapore.. The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health 22 (4) : 581-585. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The prevalence of antibodies to the hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in Singapore was assessed using a recombinant-based enzyme linked immunoassay system. 1004 serum samples were obtained from normal subjects (463), hemodialysis patients (112), hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers (188), patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (58) and patients with non-hepatitis B virus related liver diseases (183). Anti-HCV was found to be positive in 1.7% of healthy subjects, and in 20% of patients on regular hemodialysis. Three percent of HBV carriers were positive for anti-HCV. Twelve percent of patients with acute hepatitis with no known causes and 20% patients with chronic hepatitis with no known causes were positive for anti-HCV. Among patients with cirrhosis for which no known causes were found 33% were positive for anti-HCV. Thirty six percent of patients with HCC not associated with the presence of HBsAg were positive of anti-HCV. None of the patients with known causes of liver disease were positive for anti-HCV.
Source Title: The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131981
ISSN: 01251562
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