Antibody-negative chronic hepatitis C virus infection in immunocompetent children

G. Maggiore, S. Caprai, A. Cerino, E. Silini, M. U. Mondelli

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Abstract

Antibody-negative hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, defined by the presence of HCV viremia in the absence of a serologic response to HCV, was detected in two immunocompetent and symptom-free children; each had a history of exposure to blood products. HCV infection may occasionally explain cryptogenic elevation of aminotransferases, even in the absence of serum anti-HCV. HCV-RNA should be investigated in these cases, particularly in the presence of previous exposure to blood products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1048-1050
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume132
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Chronic Hepatitis C
Virus Diseases
Hepacivirus
Antibodies
Hepatitis C Antibodies
Viremia
Transaminases
RNA
Serum

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Antibody-negative chronic hepatitis C virus infection in immunocompetent children. / Maggiore, G.; Caprai, S.; Cerino, A.; Silini, E.; Mondelli, M. U.

In: Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 132, No. 6, 1998, p. 1048-1050.

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