Hepatitis G and C virus coinfection in children

F. Bortolotti, A. Tagger, R. Giacchino, G. V. Zuccotti, C. Crivellaro, F. Balli, C. Barbera, P. Vajro, G. Nebbia, M. L. Ribero

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Abstract

Infection with the hepatitis G virus (HGV), as indicated by the presence of HGV ribonucleic acid, was sought in 57 children with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. HGV infection was found in 2 children (3.5%), or 14% of the babies whose mothers were former drug abusers. Maternal drug abuse is an important risk factor for hepatitis G and C virus coinfection in children in our area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-640
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume131
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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