Identification of hepatitis B virus vertical transmission from father to fetus by direct sequencing.

To identify the possibility of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vertical transmission from father to fetus, eight male HBV carriers whose wives were negative for any HBV marker and their eight aborted fetuses who had been infected with HBV in utero, were studied. S gene 451 approximately 660 nucleotide sequence of HBV in 6 cases of father/fetus pairs and C gene 2022… CONTINUE READING