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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health