Abstract:Drug users have been reported to have an increased risk for acquisition of viral
hepatitis. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of HBV and HCV infection and
usefulness of saliva for HBsAg and anti-HCV detection in alcoholic patients.A total
of 90 alcoholic patients were recruited in 2013. HBsAg and anti-HCV were tested in
serum and saliva, anti-HBc and anti-HBs were tested in serum using commercial enzyme
immunoassays (EIA).Using serum samples, anti-HCV, HBsAg, anti-HBc and anti-HBs
prevalences were 5.6… Show more
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