Coinfection of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus in HIV-infected patients in south India

@article{Saravanan2007CoinfectionOH,
  title={Coinfection of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus in HIV-infected patients in south India},
  author={Shanmugam Saravanan and Vijayakumar Velu and Nagalingeshwaran Kumarasamy and Subhadra Nandakumar and Kailapuri Gangatharan Murugavel and Pachamuthu Balakrishnan and Solomon Suniti and Sadras Panchatcharam Thyagarajan},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 37},
  pages={5015-20}
}
AIM To screen for the co-infection of hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients in southern India. METHODS Five hundred consecutive HIV infected patients were screened for Hepatitis B Virus (HBsAg and HBV-DNA) and Hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV and HCV-RNA) using commercially available ELISA kits; HBsAg, HBeAg/anti-HBe (Biorad laboratories, USA) and anti-HCV (Murex Diagnostics, UK). The HBV-DNA PCR was performed to detect the surface… CONTINUE READING

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