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

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@article{1ad2d9a919ba45a099a5203e9c419f85,
title = "Low frequency of hepatitis C antibodies among children from foreign countries adopted in Swedish families",
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 = "Hugo Johansson and Bengt L{\"o}fgren and Erik Nordenfelt",
year = "1990",
doi = "10.3109/00365549009027106",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "619--620",
journal = "Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases",
issn = "1651-1980",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "5",

}