Frequent Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1

@article{Santos2003FrequentOH,
  title={Frequent Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1},
  author={Eneida Almeida Santos and Clara Fumiko Tachibana Yoshida and Valeria C Rolla and Joycenea Matsuda Mendes and Iara Lucia Barbosa Fernandes Vieira and Juçara Arabe and Selma A Gomes},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={92-98}
}
The presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) serological markers was investigated in 170 patients (137 male, 33 female) infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1. Antibodies to the hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc antibodies) were detected in 115 (68%) patients. Of these 115, 14 (12%) were hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive, 60 (52%) presented anti-HBs antibodies, and 41 (35%) were anti-HBc positive only. All 115 of the anti-HBc positive samples were tested for HBV DNA by… CONTINUE READING

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