Impact of occult HBV infection in HIV/HCV co-infected patients: HBV-DNA detection in liver specimens and in serum samples.

@article{Fabris2008ImpactOO,
  title={Impact of occult HBV infection in HIV/HCV co-infected patients: HBV-DNA detection in liver specimens and in serum samples.},
  author={Paolo Fabris and Maria Raffaella Biasin and Maria Teresa Giordani and Laura Berardo and Vania Menini and Antonio Carlotto and Maria G Miotti and Vinicio Manfrin and Vincenzo Baldo and Gaia Nebbia and Domenico Infantolino},
  journal={Current HIV research},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={173-9}
}
Prevalence and impact of occult HBV infection in HIV positive patients is controversial. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of occult HBV infection and its impact on histological and virological parameters. 52 HIV/HCV (but HBsAg-negative) co-infected patients, 29 HBsAg and anti-HCV negative chronic hepatitis, and 20 HBsAg positive chronic hepatitis controls were studied. DNA was extracted from frozen biopsies and amplified with primers for S, C and X regions, and for (ccc… CONTINUE READING
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