Occult hepatitis B virus infection in immunocompromised patients.


Occult hepatitis B infection is characterized by hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in the serum in the absence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). We assessed occult HBV infection prevalence in two groups of immunocompromised patients (maintenance hemodialysis patients and HIV-positive patients) presenting HBsAg-negative and anti-HBc positive serological… (More)


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@article{Jardim2008OccultHB, title={Occult hepatitis B virus infection in immunocompromised patients.}, author={Ruth Nogueira Cordeiro Moraes Jardim and Neiva Sellan Lopes Gonçales and Josiane Silveira Felix Pereira and Viviane Cristina Fais and Fernando Lopes Gonçales J{\'u}nior}, journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases}, year={2008}, volume={12 4}, pages={300-5} }