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The european network for vertically acquired hepatitis c virus infection (EPHN)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK2-CT-2001-01165

  • Start date

    1 September 2001

  • End date

    30 November 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 500 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF TORINO

Italy

Objective

The EPHN is based on 39 reference centres for HCV infection in pregnant women and their children in 9 European countries. Obstetricians, paediatricians, and experts in virology, immunology, and epidemiology will pool data and expertise to resolve some still unanswered questions on the issue. HCV infected women enrolled at or before delivery and their children will be followed up prospectively to collect clinical and laboratory information (>500 pairs already enrolled). 100 previously identified vertically infected children will also be followed prospectively. This study will allow us to precisely define the risk of vertical HCV infection, timing and correlates of transmission, such as viral load and mode of delivery, the natural history of HCV infection in children, including extra hepatic manifestations, and the identification of early prognostic markers, such as cytokine production and HLA polymorphisms.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF TORINO

Address

Piazza Polonia 94
10126 Torino (Turin)

Italy

Participants (42)

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA - POLO UNIVERSITARIO L. SACCO

Italy

AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA AUTONOMA - SANT'ANNA - O.I.R.M. TORINO

Italy

CENTRAL HOSITAL AKERSHUS

Norway

CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE SAINT-PIERRE

Belgium

COMPLEJO HOSPITALARIO DONOSTIA

Spain

HOSPITAL CLINICO SAN CECILIO

Spain

HOSPITAL DEL MAR

Spain

HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO DE LA FE SEVASA

Spain

HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO DOCE DE OCTUBRE

Spain

HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO DOCE DE OCTUBRE

Spain

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

INSTITUT CATALA DE LA SALUT

Spain

INSTITUT CATALA DE LA SALUT

Spain

INSTITUTE OF HEALTH CARLOS III

Spain

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden

KING'S HEALTHCARE TRUST

United Kingdom

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

OSPEDALE SANTA CHIARA DI TRENTO

Italy

OUR LADY'S HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN

Ireland

PAEDIATRIC HOSPITAL BAMBINO GESU

Italy

ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN

United Kingdom

SALHGRENSKA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Sweden

SONDURETA HOSPITAL

Spain

THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO

Italy

THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE 'AMEDEO AVOGADRO'

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE UTRECHT

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF CAGLIARI

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF TORINO

Italy

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE

Italy

Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II'

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK2-CT-2001-01165

  • Start date

    1 September 2001

  • End date

    30 November 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 500 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF TORINO

Italy