Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 3rd, 2000
"A novel non-enveloped DNA virus, called TT virus (TTV), has been reported to be associated with post-transfusion hepatitis of unknown etiology," wrote G. Pisani and colleagues, reporting in the journal Haematologica.
Pisani et al. studied the blood samples of 595 Italian blood donors - some with high, some with low levels of ALT. Serum samples were amplified and sequenced using standard analytical methods.
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