Characterization of occult hepatitis B virus infection from blood donors in China.

@article{Zheng2011CharacterizationOO,
  title={Characterization of occult hepatitis B virus infection from blood donors in China.},
  author={Xin Zheng and Xianlin Ye and Ling Zhang and Wenjing Wang and Lifang Shuai and Anqi Wang and Jinfeng Zeng and Daniel Candotti and Jacqueline Allain and Chengyao Li},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={
          1730-7
        }
}
Prevalence and characteristics of occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (OBI) of genotypes B and C prevalent in China have not been extensively explored. Characterization of OBI strains obtained from Chinese blood donors was based on clinical and serological analyses, follow-up testing, and sequence analyses. Twenty-eight samples from 165,371 HBV surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative plasmas were confirmed HBsAg negative and DNA positive(HBsAg(-)/DNA(+)), of which 22 were classified as OBIs and 6… CONTINUE READING
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