Prevalence and mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis viruses B, C, and E in Southern Tanzania.

@article{Menndez1999PrevalenceAM,
  title={Prevalence and mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis viruses B, C, and E in Southern Tanzania.},
  author={Clara Men{\'e}ndez and J M S{\'a}nchez-Tapias and Eliseus Kahigwa and Hassan M Mshinda and J. Nogueira da Costa and Josep Vidal and Cherise Acosta and X Lopez-Labrador and Elena Olmedo and Marcelo Navia and Marcel Tanner and J. J. Rodes and Pedro Luis Chas Alonso},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={1999},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={215-20}
}
Hepatitis B and C markers were tested in 980 pregnant women, in the infants born to infected mothers, and in a random sample of 42 and 50, respectively, children born to uninfected mothers in Tanzania. Sixty-two women (6.3%) were positive for HBsAg and 15 (24%) were HBeAg-seropositive. Anti-HCV was detected in 49 women (5%), 15 (31%) of whom had detectable viremia. HCV RNA serum levels were low and only genotype 4 was identified. Sixty-six women (6.7%) were positive for anti-HIV, six of whom… CONTINUE READING

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