Long-term mortality after transfusion-associated non-A, non-B hepatitis. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Study Group.

@article{Seeff1992LongtermMA,
  title={Long-term mortality after transfusion-associated non-A, non-B hepatitis. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Study Group.},
  author={Leonard B. Seeff and Z Buskell-Bales and Elizabeth C. Wright and Stephen J Durako and Harvey J. Alter and Frank L. Iber and F. Blaine Hollinger and Gary Gitnick and Robert G. Knodell and Robert P. Perrillo},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={327 27},
  pages={1906-11}
}
BACKGROUND Acute non-A, non-B hepatitis after blood transfusion often progresses to chronic hepatitis and sometimes culminates in cirrhosis or even hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the frequency of these sequelae and their effects on mortality are not known. METHODS We traced patients with transfusion-related non-A, non-B hepatitis who had been identified in five major prospective studies conducted in the United States between 1967 and 1980. We matched each patient with two control subjects… CONTINUE READING
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