Hepatitis B serology among the Palestinian population.

  title={Hepatitis B serology among the Palestinian population.},
  author={Lina Nashef and Talal Ahmad Thalji},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  volume={12 3},
A total of 778 blood samples collected from Palestinian subjects between September 1989 and March 1990 were tested for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and when negative for antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs). The emphasis of the survey was on the younger population with 85% of those tested under the age of 30 years. The prevalence of positive markers (HBsAg or anti-HBs) rose progressively with age, being 1% under the age of 5 years and reaching 47% in those aged between 30… CONTINUE READING

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