Hepatitis C and haemophilia

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7007.754c (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:754
  1. Peter R Foster,
  2. Ronald V Mcintosh,
  3. Alexander J Macleod
  1. Development manager Principal scientist Principal scientist Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Protein Fractionation Centre, Edinburgh EH17 7QT

    EDITOR,--In her editorial on hepatitis C and haemophilia Christine A Lee states that recombinant factor VIII “cannot transmit bloodborne viruses.”1 Although this belief is widely held, it is not correct. All biological substances can harbour infectious agents, and consequently all biopharmaceutical …

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