from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring after or as a consequence of blood transfusion.
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In fact, the incidence of posttransfusion hepatitis has dropped from 1 in 20 just a few decades ago to an estimated 1 in 100,000 currently—in spite of the continued use of donor blood that is positive for HGV.
Thus, HGV does not appear to be a bona fide factor in causing posttransfusion hepatitis.