Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 19th, 2006
"Hepatitis C infection is a global health problem affecting about 3% of the world's population. However, very little data exists on the prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in childhood. We performed a cross-sectional study in 2000 children and adolescents who were treated as in- or outpatients in our hospital," wrote P. Gerner and colleagues, University of Witten Herdecke.
"Blood samples were collected between February 2002 and June 2004 and were tested for HCV antibodies (anti-HCV). Positive samples were further investigated by HCV specific...
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