Hepatitis C virus infection and liver disease in children with thalassemia.

Antibody to the recently identified HCV and type of liver disease were investigated in 25 children with homozygous beta thalassemia. All patients were tested at regular intervals by second generation ORTHO-ELISA test. 19/25 (76%) patients were found repeatedly positive: in 11 cases seroconversion from anti-HCV- to anti-HCV+ status could be also documented… CONTINUE READING