Vertically acquired hepatitis C virus infection: Correlates of transmission and disease progression.

@article{Tovo2016VerticallyAH,
  title={Vertically acquired hepatitis C virus infection: Correlates of transmission and disease progression.},
  author={P. -A. Tovo and Carmelina Calitri and Carlo Scolfaro and Clara Gabiano and Silvia Garazzino},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={1382-92}
}
The worldwide prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in children is 0.05%-0.4% in developed countries and 2%-5% in resource-limited settings, where inadequately tested blood products or un-sterile medical injections still remain important routes of infection. After the screening of blood donors, mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HCV has become… CONTINUE READING