[Prevalence of hepatitis C virus in pregnant women and vertical transmission].

BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to know the seroprevalence of HCV in pregnant women and to determine its vertical transmission rate as well as the viremia evolution in infected children. PATIENTS AND METHOD Two different populations were studied: a) all pregnant women (n = 2,615) controlled in our hospital during 1999, and b) newborns (n… CONTINUE READING