Prevalence and clinical outcome of hepatitis C infection in children who underwent cardiac surgery before the implementation of blood-donor screening.

@article{Vogt1999PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and clinical outcome of hepatitis C infection in children who underwent cardiac surgery before the implementation of blood-donor screening.},
  author={Manfred Otto Vogt and Thomas Lang and G. G. Fr{\"o}sner and Ch. Klingler and A F Sendl and Andreas Zeller and Baldur Wiebecke and Bernard Langer and H. J. Meisner and John Hess},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={341 12},
  pages={866-70}
}
BACKGROUND AND METHODS There are few data on the prevalence and clinical outcome of hepatitis C infection in children. We studied 458 children who underwent cardiac surgery in Munich, Germany, before 1991, when blood-donor screening for hepatitis C was introduced in Germany. Their mean age at first operation was 2.8 years; none of the children had received blood transfusions before or 'after cardiac surgery, and none of their mothers had antibodies to the hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV). We… CONTINUE READING
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