Prevalence of maternal hepatitis C virus infection is increasing globally and vertical transmission is the main route of transmission in children. The risk of infection is about 5% and about 80% of infected infants will develop chronic infection. In Scotland, risk-based screening for hepatitis C is offered to pregnant women who have ever been injecting drug users (IDUs) and testing from age 12 months for all infants exposed to hepatitis C virus during pregnancy is recommended by The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.
|Title of host publication||Screening infants exposed to hepatitis C virus infection during pregnancy in Grampian, UK: a review|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Nov 2019|