High prevalence of hepatitis G virus in bone marrow transplant recipients and patients treated for acute leukemia.

@article{Skidmore1997HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of hepatitis G virus in bone marrow transplant recipients and patients treated for acute leukemia.},
  author={Sue Skidmore and Kathryn E Collingham and Penny Harrison and Jeffrey R. Neilson and Deenan Pillay and Donald W. Milligan},
  journal={Blood},
  year={1997},
  volume={89 10},
  pages={3853-6}
}
Hepatitis G virus (HGV) is a newly described virus that has been implicated in transfusion-associated hepatitis. The prevalence of HGV in a group of multitransfused patients with hematological malignancy was studied using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction technique. Transfusion histories and serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels were recorded. HGV was detected in 29 of 60 (48%) patients. There was no difference in HGV positivity rates between those with normal AST levels… CONTINUE READING
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