A case-control study of factors associated with resolution of hepatitis C viremia in former blood donors (CME).

@article{Tobler2010ACS,
  title={A case-control study of factors associated with resolution of hepatitis C viremia in former blood donors (CME).},
  author={Leslie H. H. Tobler and Shrein H Bahrami and Zhanna Kaidarova and Lubov Pitina and Valarie K Winkelman and Sandra K Vanderpool and Anne M Guiltinan and Stewart Edwin Cooper and Michael P. Busch and Edward Laurence Murphy},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={
          1513-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND Nucleic acid testing (NAT) is performed on blood collected in the United States allowing for the classification of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody-positive donors into resolved and chronic hepatitis C infections. We report a case-control study of factors associated with HCV resolution. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Blood donors with resolved (HCV antibody positive, RNA negative defined as "cases") or chronic (HCV antibody positive, RNA positive defined as "controls") based on their… CONTINUE READING
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