Multicenter trial on mother-to-infant transmission of GBV-C virus. The Lombardy Study Group on Vertical/Perinatal Hepatitis Viruses Transmission.

@article{Zanetti1998MulticenterTO,
  title={Multicenter trial on mother-to-infant transmission of GBV-C virus. The Lombardy Study Group on Vertical/Perinatal Hepatitis Viruses Transmission.},
  author={Alessandro Remo Zanetti and Elisabetta Tanzi and Luisa Roman{\`o} and Nicola Principi and Giovanna Zuin and Eliseo Minola and B Zapparoli and Michael Palmieri and Antonio Marini and Daniela Ghisotti and Paula Friedman and Jeffrey P. Hunt and Tom Laffler},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={1998},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={107-12}
}
Evidence indicates that the GBV-C or hepatitis G virus can cause persistent infection in humans, but little is known on the importance of vertical transmission. To assess the risk of mother-to-infant transmission and the clinical outcome of infected babies, we investigated 175 anti-HCV positive mothers and followed-up their children for 3-33 months. GBV-C RNA was detected by RT-PCR and anti-E2 antibody was assayed by EIA. Thirty-four (19.4%) women were GBV-C RNA positive and transmission… CONTINUE READING