Transfusion-associated hepatitis not due to viral hepatitis type A or B.

  title={Transfusion-associated hepatitis not due to viral hepatitis type A or B.},
  author={Stephen M. Feinstone and Albert Z. Kapikian and Robert H. Purcell and Harvey J. Alter and Paul V. Holland},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={292 15},
Twenty-two patients who had an episode of transfusion-associated hepatitis not positive for hepatitis B antigen were examined for development of antibody to heaptitis A and B antigens, cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus. Antibody response to the 27-nm virus-like hepatitis A antigen was measured by immune electron microscopy. In none of the 22 patients studied did serologic evidence of infection with hepatitis A virus develop during the study period. Nine of the 22 patients had antibody… CONTINUE READING


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