Nikolai V. Naoumov, MD; Todor Lissichkov, DSc; Maria G. Rumi, MD
To the Editors: The important role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the cause of transfusion-associated and community-acquired hepatitis in the United States and Western Europe has recently been shown (1-3). We tested 51 Bulgarian patients (32 with congenital clotting disorders and 19 with biopsy-proven cryptogenic chronic liver diseases) for antibody to HCV (anti-HCV).
Patients with clotting defects (hemophilia A, 28 patients; hemophilia B, 2 patients; von Willebrand disease, 1 patient; factor VII deficiency, 1 patient) ranged in age from 15 to 58 years and had been treated with only locally manufactured lyophilized plasma cryoprecipitate. One series of this cryoprecipitate
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Naoumov NV, Lissichkov T, Rumi MG. Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Hemophiliacs. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:171–172. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-2-171_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(2):171-172.
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