Transfusion-transmitted viral infections (TTVIs)

Eric A. Gehrie

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Ever since the advent of the global human immunodeficiency virus epidemic, transfusion medicine has maintained a heightened awareness of the potential risk of transmitting infection through blood transfusions. Hepatitis A is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. The hepatitis B virus has a complex coiled genomic structure. By sequencing of Hepatitis C virus genome, so far six different genotypes with numerous sub types can be identified. Lentiviruses constitute the basis of their genetic features of a subset of the family of retroviruses and are responsible for a variety of neurological and immunological disorders. Retroviruses are lipid coated and widely distributed in nature, with examples in insects, reptiles, and almost all mammals. Dengue virus infections pose a major international public health concern. Herpesviruses are spread all over the world and can infect all creatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781119719793
ISBN (Print)9781119719755
StatePublished - Jul 10 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood transfusions
  • Dengue virus infections
  • Hepatitis A virus
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Herpesviruses
  • Lentiviruses disease
  • Retroviruses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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