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.
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...Expand abstract
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