Hepatitis B virus infection of cord blood leukocytes.

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The presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in the serum and leukocytes obtained from the peripheral blood of 24 mothers and from the cord blood of their newborns was determined by hybridization procedures. HBV DNA was not detected in the serum and leukocytes of six HBsAg-, HBeAg-negative and two HBsAg-positive, HBeAg-negative mothers and their newborn… (More)

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