Absence of infection in breast-fed infants born to hepatitis C virus-infected mothers

Ho Hsiung Lin, Jia Horng Kao, Hong Yuan Hsu, Yen Hsuan Ni, Mei Hwei Chang, Su Cheng Huang, Lih Hwa Hwang, Pei Jer Chen, Ding Shinn Chen

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Abstract

The role of breast-feeding in perinatal transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) was explored in 15 HCV-infected mothers and their infants. The 15 carrier mothers had anti-HCV titers ranging from 1:80 to 1:40,000 and also had HCV-ribonucleic acid with concentrations ranging from 104 to 2.5 × 108 copies/ml. Both anti-HCV antibody and HCV-ribonucleic acid were present in colostral samples in much lower levels, but none of the 11 breast-fed infants had evidence of HCV infection for up to 1 year of age. Thus breast-feeding seems safe for these infants. (J PEDIATR 1995;126:589-91).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-591
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Volume126
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1995

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