Acute hepatitis C infection with evidence of heterosexual transmission

  • Nguyen O
  • Sheppeard V
  • Douglas M
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Abstract

A 62-year-old woman acquired acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection after heterosexual contact with a known HCV positive former injecting drug user. There were no known sexual or other risk factors for HCV acquisition. Phylogenetic analysis confirmed the case and index were infected with identical genotype 3a strains, consistent with heterosexual transmission in the absence of specific risk factors.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Heterosexuality
  • *Sexual Behavior
  • DNA
  • Female
  • Genotype
  • Hepacivirus/classification/*genetics
  • Hepatitis C/*transmission/virology
  • Humans
  • Intravenous/*complications
  • Middle Aged
  • Phylogeny
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Substance Abuse

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Authors

  • O Nguyen

  • V Sheppeard

  • M W Douglas

  • E Tu

  • W Rawlinson

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