A method for estimating hepatitis B virus incidence rates in volunteer blood donors. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study.

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BACKGROUND Calculations of the incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in the blood donor setting that are based solely on data for seroconversion to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) will underestimate the incidence due to the transient nature of antigenemia. Estimates based on antibody to hepatitis B core antigen will overestimate the incidence… (More)

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@article{Korelitz1997AMF, title={A method for estimating hepatitis B virus incidence rates in volunteer blood donors. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study.}, author={James J. Korelitz and Maximilian Busch and Steven H. Kleinman and A. E. Williams and Ronald O Gilcher and Helen E. Ownby and George B. Schreiber}, journal={Transfusion}, year={1997}, volume={37 6}, pages={634-40} }