Risk factors for vertical transmission of hepatitis C virus: a single center experience with 710 HCV-infected mothers.

@article{GarcaTejedor2015RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for vertical transmission of hepatitis C virus: a single center experience with 710 HCV-infected mothers.},
  author={Amparo Garc{\'i}a-Tejedor and Vicente Maiques-Montesinos and Vicente Jos{\'e} Diago-Almela and Antonio Pereda-Perez and Vicente Alberola-Cu{\~n}at and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s L{\'o}pez-Hontangas and Alfredo Perales-Puchalt and Alfredo Perales},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={194},
  pages={173-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the risk factors on the perinatal transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV). STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study with 711 infants born to 710 HCV-infected mothers was conducted at the Hospital La Fe, in Valencia, Spain, from 1986 to 2011. As potential risk factors for transmission we analyzed: maternal age, mode of acquisition of HCV infection, HIV co-infection, antiretroviral treatment against HIV, CD4 cell count, HIV and HCV viral load… CONTINUE READING