JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31643
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著者 Uesugi, Seiichiro| Taketa, Kazuhisa| Rimal, Nirmal| Ikeda, Satoru| Kariya, Tetsu| Suganuma, Narufumi| Yamamoto, Hideki| Kira, Shohei|
抄録 <p>To better understand the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, we studied the association of HCV infection with similarly transmissible hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, which is supposed to be related to a nosocomial transmission of HCV. This was done by studying the presence or absence of antibodies to these viruses, as well as hepatitis B surface antigen, in a population of 1,398 inhabitants with abnormal liver function tests or history of liver disease and/or blood transfusion. This group was drawn from a group of 7,905 examinees screened for liver disease in 26 districts of Okayama prefecture, Japan. The prevalence of antibody-positive cases increased with age for those viruses. Small but significantly increased odds ratios were obtained among anti-HCV antibodies (HCVAb), anti-hepatitis B core antibodies (HBcAb) and anti-hepatitis A antibodies (HAVAb). After adjusting odds ratios by logistic regression analysis, a significant association was present only between HCVAb and HBcAb. The distribution of age-adjusted prevalences (AAP) of HCVAb in 26 districts was significantly wider than those of HBcAb or HAVAb. The district-based AAP of HCVAb, but not of HBcAb and HAVAb, correlated significantly with the district-based prevalence of infectious hepatitis having a tendency of chronicity reported in 1953-1955. Adjusted odds ratios calculated by logistic regression analysis of the virus markers showed that HCVAb was significantly associated with a past history of blood transfusion. Thus, the spread of HCV infection is speculated to have been triggered by blood transfusion, particularly from paid donors initially, followed by transmission by nosocomial or close person-to-person contact.</p>
キーワード hepatitis A hepatitis B hepatitis C seroepidemiology route of infection blood exposure
Amo Type Article
発行日 1999-02
出版物タイトル Acta Medica Okayama
53巻
1号
出版者 Okayama University Medical School
開始ページ 31
終了ページ 38
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
資料タイプ 学術雑誌論文
言語 English
論文のバージョン publisher
査読 有り
Web of Sience KeyUT 000078897700006
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31332
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著者 Matsui, Hiroaki| Rimal, Nirmal| Kamakura, Kozue| Uesugi, Seiichiro| Yamamoto, Hideki| Ikeda, Satoru| Taketa, Kazuhisa|
抄録 <p>With advances in lectin affinity electrophoresis of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), the detection of significant changes in serum AFP at low levels in cirrhotics has become important for early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma. Serum AFP levels of 616 healthy individuals without abnormal liver function tests or virus markers of hepatitis B and C were determined by enzyme immunoassay with IMx-AFP Dainapack using automated IMx apparatus set at twice the ordinary sensitivity and compared with those of 241 individuals with abnormal liver function tests and/or positive hepatitis virus markers. The coefficient of variation in this assay was less than 10% at AFP levels as low as 0.2 ng/ml with a lower detection limit of 0.1 ng/ml. The AFP level of healthy population showed a Gaussian distribution curve after logarithmic transformation with a median and 2.5-97.5 percentile reference range of 2.2 (0.6-5.6) ng/ml. There was no significant difference in the AFP level between males and females. Individuals with abnormal liver function tests alone showed no significant increase in serum AFP unless they were associated with positive hepatitis virus markers. </p>
キーワード ?-fetoprotein enzyme immunoassay healthy japanese adults serum level reference values
Amo Type Article
発行日 1998-06
出版物タイトル Acta Medica Okayama
52巻
3号
出版者 Okayama University Medical School
開始ページ 149
終了ページ 154
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
資料タイプ 学術雑誌論文
言語 English
論文のバージョン publisher
査読 有り
PubMed ID 9661742
Web of Sience KeyUT 000074528500005