Individuals with antibodies against hepatitis B core antigen as the only serological marker for hepatitis B infection: high percentage of carriers of hepatitis B and C virus.

@article{Jilg1995IndividualsWA,
  title={Individuals with antibodies against hepatitis B core antigen as the only serological marker for hepatitis B infection: high percentage of carriers of hepatitis B and C virus.},
  author={Wolfgang Jilg and E. Sieger and Reinhart Zachoval and Hermann Schaetzl},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={14-20}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Several reports have unequivocally demonstrated that some individuals with antibodies against hepatitis B core antigen as the only serological marker for hepatitis B infection are chronic carriers of the hepatitis B virus. Nevertheless, conflicting data exist about the frequency of this phenomenon; its cause is unknown. METHODS In a prospective study we tested individuals who were positive for anti-HBc alone for HBV-DNA as well as for coexisting infections with human… CONTINUE READING