Prevalence and association of human parvovirus B19V with hepatitis B and C viruses in Nigeria.

  title={Prevalence and association of human parvovirus B19V with hepatitis B and C viruses in Nigeria.},
  author={Oluyinka Ol Opaleye and Ademola Hezekiah Fagbami and Albert Lalremruata and Jurgen F J Kun},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  volume={83 4},
Co-infection of parvovirus B19 with hepatitis B virus has been found in patients with acute and chronic hepatitis. The clinical significance of parvovirus B19 in hepatitis B co-infected patients is still controversial. In this study parvovirus B19 antibodies and DNA were investigated in serum samples from 76 patients with HBV infection, 17 with HBV/HCV co-infection and 44 healthy controls. In the sera from patients with HBV infection, anti-B19V IgM and IgG antibodies were detected in 24/76 (32… CONTINUE READING


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