Outcome of mother to infant acquired GBV-C/HGV infection

Giovanna Zuin, B. Saccani, S. Di Giacomo, E. Tanzi, A. R. Zanetti, N. Principi

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Twelve children born to hepatitis C virus antibody GBV-C/HGV RNA positive mothers who acquired GBV-C/HGV infection by the vertical or perinatal route were studied. Most (91%) were persistently GBV-C/HGV RNA positive up to 12 months of age. Four out of six cases who acquired GBV- C/HGV alone had normal alanine amino transferase activities. Long lasting evidence of hepatocellular injury was detected only in children with GBV- C/HGV and hepatitis C virus and HIV coinfection.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Hepatitis virus infection
  • HIV
  • Mother to infant transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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