Duality of patterns in hepatitis A epidemiology: a study involving two socioeconomically distinct populations in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil.

@article{Pinho1998DualityOP,
  title={Duality of patterns in hepatitis A epidemiology: a study involving two socioeconomically distinct populations in Campinas, S{\~a}o Paulo State, Brazil.},
  author={J. Pinho and L. M. Sumita and R. Moreira and V. A. de Souza and C. P. Saraceni and I. Oba and M. C. Carvalho and C. Pannuti},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={1998},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={
          105-6
        }
}
  • J. Pinho, L. M. Sumita, +5 authors C. Pannuti
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
  • To evaluate the prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis A in two socioeconomically distinct populations, 101 and 82 serum samples from high and low socioeconomic groups, respectively, were analysed for the presence of IgG anti-HAV using a commercial ELISA. The prevalence in low socioeconomic level subjects was 95.0%, whereas in high socioeconomic subjects was only 19.6% (p < 0.001). These data show a duality in Brazil: anti-HAV prevalence in low socioeconomic subjects is similar to that of… CONTINUE READING
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