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Mortality from liver cancer and liver disease in haemophilic men and boys in UK given blood products contaminated with hepatitis C. UK Haemophilia Centre Directors' Organisation.

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BACKGROUND: Most people with haemophilia who were treated with blood products before the introduction of virus-inactivation procedures were infected with the hepatitis-C virus (HCV). However, there is little quantitative information about the long-term effects on mortality of such infection. METHODS: We carried out a cohort study of mortality from liver cancer and liver disease in 4865 haemophilic men and boys in the UK. They were treated between 1969 and 1985 with blood products carrying a h...

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Giangrande, PL More by this author
Spooner, RJ More by this author
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
350
Issue:
9089
Pages:
1425-1431
Publication date:
1997-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:5c6a9160-8dd2-441c-9456-3499ca74fb05
Source identifiers:
36115
Local pid:
pubs:36115

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