Detection of a healthy carrier of HCV with no evidence of antibodies for over four years.

@article{Arrojo2003DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of a healthy carrier of HCV with no evidence of antibodies for over four years.},
  author={Isidro Prat Arrojo and Macarena Ortiz Pareja and Maria Dolores Retamero Orta and Federico Navajas Luque and Mar{\'i}a del Carmen Hern{\'a}ndez Lamas and Francisco S{\'a}nchez Gordo and Isabel Vidales Mancha},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2003},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={953-7}
}
BACKGROUND Posttransfusion HCV has been notably reduced over recent years as a result of the systematic testing for antibodies to HCV in blood donors. However, the risk of transfusing blood-derived components from virus-carrying donors still remains. A diagnosis is reported here of HCV in a regular blood donor who had no antibodies during the entire time she was followed up. CASE REPORT The pharmaceutical company responsible for fractioning the plasma detected a donor who was a carrier of HCV… CONTINUE READING

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