To Study the Risk Factors for Hepatitis C in Cirrhotic Patients
Keywords:Hepatitis C, cirrhosis, risk factors
The purpose of the study was to evaluate predisposing risk factors for the development of hepatitis C in cirrhotic patients who tested positive for Hepatitis C. Twenty three cirrhotic patients who tested positive for hepatitis C were included in the study. All were questions about possible risk factors resulting in infection with Hepatitis C. 4 patients (17.3%) gave a history of previous blood transfusion, 5 (20.8%) had a previous history of jaundice, 5 (20.8%) had a history of needle stick injury in the past. No patient gave a history of surgery and no history of contact with a jaundiced patient was available. 1 patients (4.35%) who also gave history previous blood transfusion, gave a history of contact with multiple partners In 9 cases (39.1%) no cause could be established. This shows that in a significant number of cases the mode of transmission of Hepatitis C stall remains a grey are.
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