Hepatitis C infection in children and adolescents on haemodialysis and after renal transplant

M. Greco, K. Cristiano, G. Leozappa, M. Rapicetta, G. Rizzoni

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Abstract

Serum antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV) were measured in children and adolescents on haemodialysis (HD, n=20) and after renal transplant (RT, n=33). Seropositivity was observed in 3 HD patients (15%) and in 7 RT patients (21.2%) with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (2nd generation) and a recombinant immunoblotting assay (2nd generation). HCV RNA was detected by the polymerase chain reaction in the 10 patients with anti-HCV antibodies. Anti-HCV positivity was significantly correlated (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-427
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1993

Keywords

  • Blood transfusions
  • Haemodialysis
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Renal transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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