Concurrence of hepatitis B surface antibodies and surface antigen: implications for postvaccination control of health care workers.


Among 1081 persons testing positive for hepatitis B surface antigen, 106 (10%) tested positive for antibodies to surface antigen (anti-HBs) in the same blood sample. Thirty of these persons were studied in detail: seven tested positive for hepatitis B e-antigen, nine were apparently healthy blood donors, and in 14 chronic infection could be demonstrated in… (More)


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