Seroprevalence and mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis C in asymptomatic Egyptian women.


OBJECTIVES In this study, we sought to determine (1) the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA, or its antibodies, in a healthy parturient Egyptian population and (2) the risk of mother-to-infant transmission in this population. METHOD The serum of 499 pregnant Egyptian women was tested for anti-HCV with ELISA-3 and for HCV RNA by polymerase chain… (More)


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