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

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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… (More)

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@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={M. Vogt and T. Lang and G. G. Fr{\"o}sner and Corinna Klingler and Anna Sendl and Andreas Zeller and Baldur Wiebecke and Bruno Langer and Hans Meisner and J. Hess}, journal={The New England journal of medicine}, year={1999}, volume={341 12}, pages={866-70} }