Transmission of hepatitis C virus to infants of human immunodeficiency virus-negative intravenous drug-using mothers: rate of infection and assessment of risk factors for transmission.

@article{Spencer1997TransmissionOH,
  title={Transmission of hepatitis C virus to infants of human immunodeficiency virus-negative intravenous drug-using mothers: rate of infection and assessment of risk factors for transmission.},
  author={James Daniel Spencer and Noeline C Latt and Philip J Beeby and Eric Collins and John Michael Saunders and Geoffrey W Mccaughan and Yvonne E Cossart},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={1997},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={395-409}
}
The risk of perinatal transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) from a cohort of 95 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative intravenous drug users (IVDU) is described, 89 of whom were positive for antibodies to HCV (anti-HCV). Infection, defined as the presence of HCV RNA in a serum sample collected from an infant at any time during follow-up, was detected in six of 63 (9.5%) infants born to HCV antibody-positive viraemic mothers. No mother who was HCV RNA negative at delivery transmitted HCV… CONTINUE READING

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