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Article
August 1984

Transmission of Hepatitis A by Transfusion of Blood Products

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(8):1579-1580. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350200071011
Abstract

• The transmission of hepatitis A by blood products has been thought to occur rarely or not at all. By measuring IgM antibody to hepatitis A virus, we diagnosed a case of hepatitis A transmitted by the transfusion of a unit of fresh frozen plasma. Since the commercial availability of methods for measuring IgM antibody to hepatitis A, four other well-defined cases of hepatitis A transmitted by blood products have been reported in the literature. We detail our case and the natural history and importance of this clinical entity.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:1579-1580)

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