Human pegivirus (HPgV, formerly called GB virus C/hepatitis G virus) is a poorly understood RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family. The HPgV infection is common worldwide and the virus is likely transmitted by blood products. At this time, no causal association between HPgV and human diseases has been identified. While waiting for new findings to better understand the Pegivirus genus, the aim of our narrative review is to discuss the currently available information on HPgV focusing on its prevalence in blood donors and its potential threat to transfusion safety.

The human pegivirus. A new name for an "ancient" virus. Can transfusion medicine come up with something new? / Marano, G.; Franchini, Marco; Farina, B.; Piccinini, V.; Pupella, S.; Vaglio, S.; Grazzini, G.; Liumbruno, G. M.. - In: ACTA VIROLOGICA. - ISSN 0001-723X. - STAMPA. - 61:4(2017), pp. 401-412. [10.4149/av_2017_402]

The human pegivirus. A new name for an "ancient" virus. Can transfusion medicine come up with something new?

Farina, B.;Piccinini, V.;Vaglio, S.;
2017

Abstract

Human pegivirus (HPgV, formerly called GB virus C/hepatitis G virus) is a poorly understood RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family. The HPgV infection is common worldwide and the virus is likely transmitted by blood products. At this time, no causal association between HPgV and human diseases has been identified. While waiting for new findings to better understand the Pegivirus genus, the aim of our narrative review is to discuss the currently available information on HPgV focusing on its prevalence in blood donors and its potential threat to transfusion safety.
2017
blood transfusion; flaviviridae; gb virus type c; hepatitis; hepatitis g virus; human pegivirus; virology; infectious diseases
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The human pegivirus. A new name for an "ancient" virus. Can transfusion medicine come up with something new? / Marano, G.; Franchini, Marco; Farina, B.; Piccinini, V.; Pupella, S.; Vaglio, S.; Grazzini, G.; Liumbruno, G. M.. - In: ACTA VIROLOGICA. - ISSN 0001-723X. - STAMPA. - 61:4(2017), pp. 401-412. [10.4149/av_2017_402]
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