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Low risk for hepatitis C seroconversion in methadone maintenance treatment.

Authors
  • Peles, Einat1
  • Schreiber, Shaul
  • Rados, Vera
  • Adelson, Miriam
  • 1 Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. [email protected] , (Israel)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Addiction Medicine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2011
Volume
5
Issue
3
Pages
214–220
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31820e13dd
PMID: 21844836
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The HCV seroconversion rate of patients in MMT is low, also, for former USSR immigrants. The predictors for seroconversion were only admission variables (younger age at admission to MMT, ever drug injector, and having positive urine to benzodiazepines at MMT admission). Specific intervention to eliminate seroconversion is needed for these high-risk groups.

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