Hepatitis B virus infection in children. A sero-epidemiological study in three endemic areas.

  • Peter Skinhøj
  • Published 1979 in
    Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical…


The occurrence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti-HBs was studied in 254 children aged 0 to 19 years from three areas in Greenland and West Africa, endemic for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Age specific prevalence rates for HBsAg increased in all areas until the age of 10 years while the prevalence of anti-HBs showed a continuous rise and… (More)


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