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J Pediatr. 1997 Aug;131(2):314-6.

Low prevalence of antibody to hepatitis C virus in an urban adolescent population.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.


We tested 869 subjects attending either an urban adolescent medicine clinic or a school-based clinic for antibody to hepatitis C virus. Demographic data indicated a representative study sample, and behaviors associated with hepatitis C virus transmission. One subject (0.1%) was seropositive for antibody to hepatitis C virus, indicating a very low prevalence of hepatitis C virus exposure in adolescents.

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