An Observational Study of Hepatitis C Virus in Pregnancy

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This multi-center observational study examines risk factors for HCV transmission from mother to baby.

Official Title

An Observational Study of Hepatitis C Virus in Pregnancy

Eligibility Criteria

Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Singleton pregnancy 2. An HCV antibody positive screen (case) measured using two FDA-approved ELISA tests, the Abbott Architect version 3.0 system and the Ortho HCV 3.0. 3. Gestational age at screening no later than 23 weeks and 6 days, and gestational age at enrollment no later than 27 weeks and 6 days, based on clinical information and evaluation of the earliest ultrasound as described below.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Planned termination of pregnancy 2. Known major fetal anomalies or demise 3. Intention of the patient or the managing obstetricians for the delivery to be outside a MFMU Network center, unless special provisions are made to insure infant follow-up at two and 18 months of age. 4. Participation in this study in a previous pregnancy. 5. Unwilling or unable to commit to 18 months of follow-up for HCV positive infants


Yasser El-Sayed, Professor
Yasser El-Sayed, Professor
Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB-GYN)
Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and of Surgery

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Cynthia Willson, RN, BSN