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Low frequency of hepatitis C antibodies among children from foreign countries adopted in Swedish families

Johansson, Hugo LU ; Löfgren, Bengt LU and Nordenfelt, Erik (1990) In Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 22(5). p.619-620
Abstract
89 children from 20 countries adopted to Swedish parents between 1984 and 1988 were tested for the presence of hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV). Sera taken soon after their arrival to Sweden were retrospectively analyzed. Two children, an 18-month-old boy from Poland and an 8-month-old girl from India, were anti-HCV positive. The girl from India had lost the anti-HCV antibodies in sera taken at the age of 13 and 14 months. These antibodies were probably passively derived from the mother. The Polish boy had a strong positive reactivity and is likely to have had an HCV infection early in life. Thus, there is a low prevalence of anti-HCV positivity among children from foreign countries adopted in Swedish families.
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Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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22
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5
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619 - 620
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Informa Healthcare
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  • pmid:2175449
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1651-1980
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10.3109/00365549009027106
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English
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  abstract     = {89 children from 20 countries adopted to Swedish parents between 1984 and 1988 were tested for the presence of hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV). Sera taken soon after their arrival to Sweden were retrospectively analyzed. Two children, an 18-month-old boy from Poland and an 8-month-old girl from India, were anti-HCV positive. The girl from India had lost the anti-HCV antibodies in sera taken at the age of 13 and 14 months. These antibodies were probably passively derived from the mother. The Polish boy had a strong positive reactivity and is likely to have had an HCV infection early in life. Thus, there is a low prevalence of anti-HCV positivity among children from foreign countries adopted in Swedish families.},
  author       = {Johansson, Hugo and Löfgren, Bengt and Nordenfelt, Erik},
  issn         = {1651-1980},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {619--620},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases},
  title        = {Low frequency of hepatitis C antibodies among children from foreign countries adopted in Swedish families},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/00365549009027106},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {1990},
}