Hepatitis G virus and fulminant hepatic failure: evidence for transfusion-related infection.

@article{Moaven1997HepatitisGV,
  title={Hepatitis G virus and fulminant hepatic failure: evidence for transfusion-related infection.},
  author={Len D Moaven and Stephen A. Locarnini and David Bowden and Jungsuh P. Kim and Alan M. Breschkin and Rhonda McCaw and Andersen Yun and John M. Wages and Bob Jones and Peter W. Angus},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          613-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS In the majority of cases of fulminant "viral" hepatitis in Australia, no known aetiological agent can be isolated. We have examined the possible role of the recently discovered hepatitis G virus (HGV) in such cases. METHODS An HGV specific reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was performed on pre- and post-liver transplant serum from 14 patients who were referred for transplantation at our unit between 1989 and 1995 for unexplained fulminant hepatic failure… CONTINUE READING

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