Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 19th, 1998
However, HCV transmissions in HIV uninfected offspring of dually infected mothers are similar to those of offspring from women not infected with HIV, according to a report from the New York University Medical Center.
The risk of vertical perinatal transmission of HCV infection from mother to infant has been estimated at approximately 7 percent (Nowicki et al., J Ped Gastro Nutr 1995;20:248-274) in otherwise healthy women. Neither the precise mechanism nor the timing of HCV vertical transmission is...
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