Hepatitis C virus among childbearing women in Scotland: prevalence, deprivation, and diagnosis.


OBJECTIVES (A) To examine the prevalence and demographic characteristics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among childbearing women in Scotland; and (B) to determine the extent of maternal HCV infection diagnosed prior to birth. METHODS (A) Residual dried blood spot samples from routine neonatal screening, collected throughout Scotland during March… (More)


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