HCV infection in the transfusion service: approach and control

Dejanov, Ivan and Kolevski, Perko and Ivanovski, Dragan and Trajkovski, B and Sotirovska, Ljubica and Kamcev, Nikola and Todorovska, Eizabeta and Starova, A (1994) HCV infection in the transfusion service: approach and control. Современи аспекти на вирусните хепатити со посебен осврт на хепатитот Ц.

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Abstract

HCV infection is a very severe health and social problem both for the richest and the poorest countries. Our republic is in the group of European countries with a high prevalence of HCV infection, therefore HCV antibodies testing is necessary in our country (blood donors, blood products, tissues, organs, etc): the education of blood transfusion personnel for HCV antibodies testing, and the quality control of the testing will be organized by Republics Institute of Transfusiology. With the use of the 1st generation of HCV testing the percentage of HCV antibodies positive blood donors is 0.67% and with the 2nd generation is 1.15% (297 donors are investigated with 1st generation and 1655 with 2nd generation)the highest percentage of HCV antibodies positive patients are those on haemodialysis, 75.56% (186 HCV antibodies positive patients from 286 investigated).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Nikola Kamcev
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 10:42
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 10:42
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/23332

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