[Hepatitis C and pregnancy: an analysis of factors associated with vertical transmission].

@article{Gardenal2011HepatitisCA,
  title={[Hepatitis C and pregnancy: an analysis of factors associated with vertical transmission].},
  author={Renata Vidal Cardoso Gardenal and Ernesto A Figueir{\'o}-Filho and Juliana Libman Luft and Gregori Lucas Steimback Alves de Paula and F{\'a}bio Galv{\~a}o Vidal and Pl{\'i}nio Turine Neto and Ren{\^e} Augusto Almeida de Souza},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2011},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={43-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Data concerning hepatitis C virus infection during pregnancy in Brazilian medical services are scarce. This study aimed to verify factors associated with vertical transmission (VT) of HCV in pregnant women. METHODS Observational transversal study of pregnant women from Campo Grande, MS, central Brazil, with confirmed reagent serology for HCV infection from 2002 to 2005. Vertical transmission was considered to be positive HCV serology by ELISA, confirmed by PCR, after 18 months of… CONTINUE READING

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