High prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis A and E viruses and viremia of hepatitis B, C, and D viruses among apparently healthy populations in Mongolia.

@article{Takahashi2004HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis A and E viruses and viremia of hepatitis B, C, and D viruses among apparently healthy populations in Mongolia.},
  author={Masaharu Takahashi and Tsutomu Nishizawa and Yuhko Gotanda and Fumio Tsuda and F. Komatsu and Terue Kawabata and Kyoko Hasegawa and Murdorjyn Altankhuu and Ulziiburen Chimedregzen and Luvsanbasaryn Narantuya and Hiromi Hoshino and Kunihiko Hino and Yasuo Kagawa and Hiroaki Okamoto},
  journal={Clinical and diagnostic laboratory immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={392-8}
}
The prevalence of infection with hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV, HCV, HDV, and HEV was evaluated in 249 apparently healthy individuals, including 122 inhabitants in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, and 127 age- and sex-matched members of nomadic tribes who lived around the capital city. Overall, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) was detected in 24 subjects (10%), of whom 22 (92%) had detectable HBV DNA. Surprisingly, HDV RNA was detectable in 20 (83%) of the 24 HBsAg-positive subjects… CONTINUE READING

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