Author(s): Vanhems P, Voirin N, Trpo C, Trabaud MA, Yzbe D,
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Abstract The risk of hospital-acquired infection with GB virus C (GBV-C) was explored among 42 patients. The factors independently associated with detection of GBV-C RNA in serum were bronchoscopic examination [adjusted odds ratio (OR)=18.1 (95\% confidence interval 1.3-255.3), P=0.03] and a history of illicit drug use [OR=14.5 (1.0-218.7), P=0.05]. In this cohort of patients, invasive procedures appear to be associated with GBV-C infection but not with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
This article was published in J Hosp Infect
and referenced in Diagnostic Pathology: Open Access