Estimation of seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus in Taiwan from a large-scale survey of free hepatitis screening participants.

@article{Chen2007EstimationOS,
  title={Estimation of seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus in Taiwan from a large-scale survey of free hepatitis screening participants.},
  author={Chien-Hung Chen and P M Yang and Guan-Tarn Huang and Hsuan-Shu Lee and J Sung and J I Sheu},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2007},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={148-55}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Taiwan is a hyperendemic area of liver diseases. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the two major etiologies of liver diseases in Taiwan. This study investigated the seroprevalence of HBV and HCV in Taiwan. METHODS Since 1996, a series of outreach community-based screening programs for liver diseases have been available to the general population aged > or = 18 years. Blood samples were obtained from the subjects and sent for hepatitis B surface antigen… CONTINUE READING

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