Anti-HCV Antibodies in Blood Donors in Romania
Ioan Sporea1, Stana Jenariu2 , Monica Sabau3 , Cristina Golea3
, Alexandra Deleanu1 , Roxana Sirli1 , P .Kolumabau4 , Maria
1) Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University
of Medicine and Pharmacy. 2) Center of Blood Transfusion, Timisoara.
3) Department of Epidemiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
4) Center of Blood Transfusion, Tg. Mures
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of anti-HCV
antibodies in blood donors in two large Romanian cities (Timisoara
and Tg. Mures) situated in the west and central part of Romania.
We used a second generation Monolisa anti-HCV tech-nique (Sanofi
Diagnostics Pasteur) and we evaluated 34,277 individuals (17,933
in Timisoara and 16,344 in Tg. Mures). The percentage of donors
with anti-HCV antibodies was 1.03% (0.99% in Timisoara and 1.08%
in Tg. Mures). 93.2% of these donors had elevated aminotranspherases.
0.98% of donors from urban medium and 1.22% of donors from rural
medium were anti-HCV positive.
In conclusion, the prevalence of anti -HCV in Romania (1.03
%) is medium.
Anti-HCV antibodies _ prevalence - blood donors