[Hepatitis serological finding "anti-HBc alone", circulating viral DNA and interpretation of findings].

@article{Gross1993HepatitisSF,
  title={[Hepatitis serological finding "anti-HBc alone", circulating viral DNA and interpretation of findings].},
  author={Arnd Gross and Helen I. Joller-Jemelka and A. N. Wicki and Peter J. Grob},
  journal={Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={1993},
  volume={123 23},
  pages={1193-202}
}
The immunological finding "anti-HBc alone" (without HBsAg, without anti-HBs) leaves open the question of the state of HBV infection it reflects: a transitory stage of an uncomplicated, eventually prolonged but resolving infection, a chronic or a late state of immunity. A finding of this kind is often observed in immunocompromised individuals (e.g. patients on hemodialysis, drug addicts) but also occurs in up to 1% of the Swiss blood donor population. Of 8800 sera tested for HBV marker in a… CONTINUE READING