Hepatitis C update: Implications of the blood transfusion “lookback”
ZOBAIR M. YOUNOSSI, MD, MPH
Section of Hepatology, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic; specializing in viral hepatitis and other liver disorders
PHILLIP E. CANUTO
Managing Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Over the next several years, physicians will be called upon to notify past blood transfusion recipients of blood that may have been contaminated with hepatitis C virus (HCV). This article reviews the screening, care, and follow-up of persons at risk for hepatitis C virus infection from all sources.