J Hepatol 2022 May 25. Epub 2022 May 25.
ICES, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Background: With the World Health Organization plan for hepatitis C elimination by the year 2030, and recent guideline recommendations to screen all women during pregnancy for HCV, data on HCV in pregnancy are needed to determine the association of HCV viremia with adverse pregnancy outcomes and mother-to-child transmission.
Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada, using population-based administrative health care data. Individuals with HCV and pregnancy were identified and further stratified by whether they had active HCV viremia during pregnancy or resolved viremia at time of pregnancy. Read More