Lobna Abdelsalam

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Background.  Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an underappreciated cause of pediatric liver disease, most frequently acquired by vertical transmission (VT). Current guidelines that include the option of screening infants for HCV RNA at 1-2 months are based on data prior to current real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based testing. Previous studies have(More)
The association of human papillomavirus (HPV) with cervical cancer is well established. To investigate HPV genotype distribution and co-infection occurrence in cervical specimens from a group of Egyptian women. A group of 152 women with and without cervical lesions were studied. All women had cervical cytology and HPV testing. They were classified according(More)
OBJECTIVES The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only recommends risk-based HCV screening for pregnant women in the United States. This study sought to determine the reliability of risk-based versus universal HCV screening for pregnant women in Egypt, a country with the world's highest HCV prevalence that also relies on risk-based screening,(More)
Background Postpartum hepatitis C viral (HCV) load decline followed by spontaneous clearance has been previously described. Herein we identify predictors for viral decline in a cohort of HCV-infected postpartum women. Methods Pregnant women at Cairo University were screened for anti-HCV antibodies and HCV RNA, and viremic women were tested for(More)
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