2005
DOI: 10.1590/s0037-86822005000400002
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Very low prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in rural communities of northeastern Brazil with a high prevalence of schistosomiasis mansoni

Abstract: The association of hepatitis C virus infection and the hepatosplenic form of schistosomiasis mansoni has been claimed to result in the concomitant (1976 -1996)

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“…The very low frequency of HCV carriers (0.4%) observed for the population of Cavunge not only corroborates the findings of Tavares-Neto et al (2005) [7], but also seems to be typical of rural areas in northeastern Brazil.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 88%
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“…The very low frequency of HCV carriers (0.4%) observed for the population of Cavunge not only corroborates the findings of Tavares-Neto et al (2005) [7], but also seems to be typical of rural areas in northeastern Brazil.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 88%
“…In Brazil, knowledge on hepatitis A, B and C still presents gaps, especially in the Brazilian northeastern region, where population prevalence studies among rural populations are scarce [7]. Several factors observed in Brazil involving geographic region, socioeconomic situation, racial and cultural differences, among others, lead us to believe that there are significant differences in the prevalence of these viruses.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…In Brazil, few epidemiological studies have been carried out on hepatotropic viruses in rural areas [13]; most studies describing the prevalence of anti-HBc have been restricted to blood donors living in urban centers [14,15].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…mansoni co-infection in SM endemic areas and the risk factors associated with increased susceptibility for HCV infection in a S. mansoni-infected person, especially in the HS form. 2,4,7,49 The worldwide relevance of the hepatitis C and schistosomiasis association as a public health issue is mainly due to the severe clinical patterns and high morbidity associated with it, especially in developing countries. This study aimed to perform a systematic review of the prevalence of the HCV/S.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%