Frequency and characteristics of post-transfusion hepatitis in Greece with emphasis on hepatitis C: comparing second- and third-generation assays.

@article{Makris1995FrequencyAC,
  title={Frequency and characteristics of post-transfusion hepatitis in Greece with emphasis on hepatitis C: comparing second- and third-generation assays.},
  author={K Makris and Vassili N. Kouvelis and Ioannis Drakopoulos and Eftychia Oikonomou and Alice Maniatis},
  journal={Transfusion medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={213-24}
}
In order to evaluate the role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in post-transfusion hepatitis (PTH) in Greece we prospectively followed 143 transfusion recipients, receiving 790 units of blood and/or products from 789 donors, between October 1989 and December 1991. The mean number of units transfused per patient was 5.52. PTH was observed in 18 patients (12.59%). One patient (0.70%) developed hepatitis B, in four (2.80%) hepatitis could be attributed to CMV infection, 10 (6.99%) developed hepatitis C… CONTINUE READING