Prevalence of antibody to hepatitis C virus in Japanese schoolchildren: comparison with adult blood donors.

@article{Tanaka1992PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of antibody to hepatitis C virus in Japanese schoolchildren: comparison with adult blood donors.},
  author={Eiji Tanaka and Kendo Kiyosawa and Takeshi Sodeyama and T Hayata and Yumiko Ohike and Yoshiaki Nakano and Kaname Yoshizawa and Seiichi Furuta and Yukio Watanabe and Jun Watanabe},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1992},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={460-4}
}
A total of 1,442 schoolchildren in the Matsumoto City area were investigated for the prevalence of hepatitis virus-related serum markers, including antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) and an abnormal serum transaminase level. Despite the large number of children tested, none was positive for anti-HCV antibodies or had been diagnosed as having viral hepatitis. The prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies in children and adult blood donors in the same area increased significantly with age from 0… CONTINUE READING

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