Obstetric management of hepatitis C-positive mothers: analysis of vertical transmission in 559 mother-infant pairs.

@article{McMenamin2008ObstetricMO,
  title={Obstetric management of hepatitis C-positive mothers: analysis of vertical transmission in 559 mother-infant pairs.},
  author={Moya B McMenamin and Abigail D Jackson and John W. Lambert and William E. Hall and Karina Butler and Sam Coulter-Smith and Fionnuala M Mcauliffe},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={199 3},
  pages={315.e1-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine vertical transmission rates of hepatitis C in 2 tertiary level maternity units. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective review of all hepatitis C-positive mothers and their pregnancy outcomes. RESULTS Of 74,629 deliveries, 559 liveborn infants were born to 545 hepatitis C mothers; the rate of antenatal hepatitis C infection was 0.7%. In the neonatal period, 423 infants tested negative for hepatitis C ribonucleic acid (RNA) (75.7%), 18 were… CONTINUE READING