Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil.
Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a worldwide health problem. Based on results of a serosurvey, global prevalence is estimated to be 2,5%, and women account for about 35.8% of the cases. For pregnant women the prevalence is lower and showed a range between 0.24% to 4.3%. Sinse mechanisms and timing of mother to child transmission are not fully understood, efforts are made to assess and understand its risk factors. The purpose of this review was to synthesize the evidence about the mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis Cvirus and review its risk factors.