Screening for hepatitis B virus markers is not justified in West African transfusion centres.

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62 severely anaemic Gambian children who were transfused with whole blood not screened for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) were followed for evidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection over six months. 89% of donors and 44% of recipients before their transfusion had at least one HBV marker. Of the 54 recipient children surviving for the follow-up… (More)

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@article{Ryder1984ScreeningFH, title={Screening for hepatitis B virus markers is not justified in West African transfusion centres.}, author={Robin Ryder and H C Whittle and T Wojiecowsky and W. Moffat and B. A. Baker and Eduard Sarr and Frank Oldfield}, journal={Lancet}, year={1984}, volume={2 8400}, pages={449-52} }