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Is HCV transmitted by the vertical/perinatal route?

  • E. Tanzi
  • C. Stringhi
  • S. Paccagnini
  • M. L. Profeta
  • A. R. Zanetti
Conference paper
Part of the Archives of Virology Supplementum book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 8)

Summary

Hepatitis type C is the major aetiological cause of both parenterally transmitted and cryptogenic, sporadic or community acquired nonAnonB hepatitis. The lack of known parenteral risk factors in a consistent number of cases with nonAnonB hepatitis has stimulated the search of other possible modes of viral transmission. The aim of this report is to review the evidence both for and against vertical/perinatal transmission of HCV from anti-HCV positive mothers to infants.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection NANB Hepatitis Parenteral Risk Factor Chronic NANB 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Tanzi
    • 1
  • C. Stringhi
    • 2
  • S. Paccagnini
    • 3
  • M. L. Profeta
    • 1
  • A. R. Zanetti
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of VirologyUniversity of MilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Infectious DiseasesHospital NiguardaMilanItaly
  3. 3.IV Department of PediatricHospital L. SaccoMilanItaly
  4. 4.Department of HygieneUniversity of CamerinoCamerino (MC)Italy

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