Low prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in patients with autoimmune diseases in a Chinese patient population.

@article{Sui2014LowPO,
  title={Low prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in patients with autoimmune diseases in a Chinese patient population.},
  author={Manshu Sui and Ruihong Wu and Xiqi Hu and Hongwei Zhang and Jinhua Jiang and Yong-feng Yang and Jichen Niu},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={
          925-9
        }
}
Hepatitis B is a very common communicable disease in China but the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients with autoimmune diseases is unknown. We retrospectively investigated the prevalence of autoimmune diseases in patients with HBV infection. The medical records of 4060 patients with autoimmune or nonautoimmune diseases were reviewed. A positive test result for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) was used to indicate the presence of HBV infection. Autoimmune diseases… CONTINUE READING
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