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World J Hepatol. Aug 27, 2014; 6(8): 538-548
Published online Aug 27, 2014. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v6.i8.538
Table 1 Clinical factors and risk of vertical transmission
Associated with vertical transmission
Pregnant woman: High HCV viral load
Elevated ALT levels before pregnancy
HIV-HCV co-infection iv drug abuse1
Obstetric procedures:
Prolonged rupture of membranes vaginal and/or perineal lacerations invasive monitoring of fetus intrauterine pressure catheter amniocentesis (debated)
Father HCV infection1
Fetus gender1
Not associated with vertical transmission
Maternal HCV genotype
Mode of delivery2