Clinical outcomes after hepatitis C infection from contaminated anti-D immune globulin. Irish Hepatology Research Group.

@article{KennyWalsh1999ClinicalOA,
  title={Clinical outcomes after hepatitis C infection from contaminated anti-D immune globulin. Irish Hepatology Research Group.},
  author={Elizabeth E Kenny-Walsh},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={340 16},
  pages={1228-33}
}
BACKGROUND AND METHODS In February 1994, batches of anti-D immune globulin used in Ireland during 1977 and 1978 to prevent Rh isoimmunization were found to be contaminated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) from a single infected donor. In March 1994, a national screening program was initiated for all women who had received anti-D immune globulin between 1970 and 1994. Of the 62,667 women who had been screened when this study began, 704 (1.1 percent) had evidence of past or current HCV infection, and… CONTINUE READING