Presence of HCV RNA in serum of asymptomatic blood donors involved in post-transfusion hepatitis (PTH).

E. Villa, M. Melegari, I. Ferretti, C. Vecchi, P. P. Scaglioni, M. De Palma, F. Manenti

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Abstract

To study the causes of residual posttransfusion hepatitis, serum from implicated donors was tested by PCR for the presence of HCV RNA. Of 20 anti HCV negative donors, 4 were HCV RNA positive and thus, infective. The results suggest that higher-level investigations are necessary for prospective donors who present blood enzyme abnormalities or other questionable characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-248
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of virology. Supplementum
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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