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Minerva Pediatrica 2019 April;71(2):174-80

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.18.04898-3

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus

Adele COMPAGNONE , Piero CATENAZZI, Riccardo RICCARDI, Antonio A. ZUPPA

Department of Neonatology, Institute of Pediatrics, “Agostino Gemelli” Policlinic University Foundation, Sacred Heart Catholic University, Rome, Italy



This review reinforces the lack of a single maternal risk factor that is highly associated with vertical transmission (VT) of the infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV): indeed HCV RNA levels, mode of delivery, breast feeding, viral genotype or maternal IL28B status were not associated with HCV VT.


KEY WORDS: HCV - Breastfeeding - Delivery - Vertical - Transmission - Newborn

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