Vertical transmission of hepatitis C virus infection: Usefulness of viremia detection in HIV-seronegative hepatitis C virus-seropositive mothers

R. Giacchino, L. Tasso, A. Timitilli, E. Castagnola, E. Cristina, N. Sinelli, C. Gotta, G. Giambartolomei, P. Moscatelli, A. Picciotto

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Abstract

Seventy mother-newborn pairs were studied for hepatitis C viremia to evaluate the risk of vertical transmission of hepatitis C virus from human immunodeficiency virus-negative mothers. Forty-five mothers were hepatitis C virus-RNA positive: 4 of 45 children were positive at birth and during follow-up. The level of viremia plays an important role invertical transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume132
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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