Antibody to hepatitis C virus in post-transfusion hepatitis.

  title={Antibody to hepatitis C virus in post-transfusion hepatitis.},
  author={Federico Tremolada and Carla Casarin and Alessandro Tagger and Maria Lisa Ribero and Giuseppe Realdi and Alfredo Alberti and Arturo Ruol},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={114 4},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV), their relation to outcome, and the seroconversion rate in patients with post-transfusion non-A, non-B hepatitis. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected serum specimens. SETTING A referral-based university hospital. PATIENTS Sixty-three consecutive patients who developed non-A, non-B post-transfusion hepatitis after open-heart surgery. All patients had follow-up with serial serum testing… CONTINUE READING


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