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Multiple HBV transfusion transmissions from undetected occult infections: revising the minimal infectious dose
  1. Daniel Candotti1,
  2. Sonny Michael Assennato2,
  3. Syria Laperche1,
  4. Jean-Pierre Allain2,
  5. Snezna Levicnik-Stezinar3
  1. 1 Department of Blood Transmitted Agents, National Institute of Blood Transfusion, Paris, France
  2. 2 Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  3. 3 Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Candotti, Department of Blood Transmitted Agents, National Institute of Blood Transfusion, 75015 Paris, France; dcandotti{at}ints.fr

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  • Contributors DC designed the study, performed molecular investigations, analysed data and wrote manuscript. SMA performed molecular experiments, contributed to data analysis, reviewed manuscript. SL contributed to experiment design, data analysis and manuscript writing. J-PA contributed to study design, data analysis and manuscript writing. SL-S designed the study, identified and collected samples, analysed data and wrote manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by a Grifols Diagnostics research grant to DC.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors DC designed the study, performed molecular investigations, analysed data and wrote manuscript. SMA performed molecular experiments, contributed to data analysis, reviewed manuscript. SL contributed to experiment design, data analysis and manuscript writing. J-PA contributed to study design, data analysis and manuscript writing. SL-S designed the study, identified and collected samples, analysed data and wrote manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by a Grifols Diagnostics research grant to DC.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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