Published in Hepatitis Weekly, November 6th, 1995
Mantle may have been one of the thousands of people who contracted chronic hepatitis C from a blood transfusion performed prior to 1990, when a test that screens blood donations for the virus became available. Both alcohol abuse and long-term hepatitis C infection were integral components of his liver disease.
Physicians believe Mantle was probably exposed to the virus through a blood transfusion in the course of one of the many knee operations he underwent during and after his baseball career. Like most people infected with...
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