Occult hepatitis B virus infection in patients with chronic hepatitis C liver disease.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in patients who lack detectable hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) are called occult infections. Although such infections have been identified in patients with chronic hepatitis C liver disease, their prevalence and clinical significance are not known. METHODS With the polymerase chain reaction, we searched… (More)

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