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Title: History of miscarriage as a risk factor for hepatitis C virus infection in pregnant Iraqi women
Authors: Al Kubaisy, W.A.
Niazi, A.D.
Kubba, K.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: Sera from 3491 pregnant women were screened for the presence of HCV antibodies [anti-HCV]. HCV genotyping was also performed on the sera of 94 women. The overall anti-HCV seroprevalence was 3.21%. Anti-HCV seroprevalence was significantly positively correlated with the number of miscarriages. Miscarriage was a significant risk factor for the acquisition of HCV infection from the first miscarriage up to the fifth, the risk increasing with increasing number of miscarriages. A higher proportion of women with a history of miscarriage harboured HCV-1b compared to those with no miscarriage
Description: 239-244
Keywords: Abortion, Spontaneous
DNA, Viral
Hepatitis C Antibodies
Logistic Models
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
RNA, Viral
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Subject: Hepatitis C
ISSN: 1020-3397
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