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[Hepatitis C and pregnancy: is it necessary to screen for the risk of vertical transmission?].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
0368-2315
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
6
Pages
631–634
Identifiers
PMID: 8263293
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The diagnosis of the risk for vertical infection with the virus of hepatitis C rests on the finding of specific antibodies in the mother. It is rare to see clinical signs of infection in the newborn. More frequently asymptomatic transmission of the viral genome occurs. As it is important to watch newborn infants at risk it is recommended that pregnant women who have a risk factor should have serum screening.

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