Low incidence of hepatitis C virus transmission between spouses: a prospective study.

@article{Kao2000LowIO,
  title={Low incidence of hepatitis C virus transmission between spouses: a prospective study.},
  author={Jia-Horng Kao and Chen-Hua Liu and P. J. Chen and Wendy Chen and M. Y. Lai and Ding Shinn Chen},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={391-5}
}
BACKGROUND Interspousal transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been documented; however, the annual risk of interspousal transmission remains unclear. METHODS A long-term prospective study to define the risk of interspousal transmission of HCV was conducted. One hundred and twelve index patients with chronic hepatitis C and their anti-HCV seronegative spouses were enrolled. RESULTS The mean follow-up period was 45.9 months. Antibodies to HCV (anti-HCV) and HCV-RNA were tested for in… CONTINUE READING

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