Prevalence and clinical implications of occult hepatitis B viral infection in hemophilia patients in Japan.

@article{Toyoda2004PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and clinical implications of occult hepatitis B viral infection in hemophilia patients in Japan.},
  author={Hidenori Toyoda and Kazuhiko Hayashi and Yoshiki Murakami and Takashi Honda and Yoshiaki Katano and Isao Nakano and Hidemi Goto and Takashi Kumada and Junki Takamatsu},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2004},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={195-9}
}
The prevalence and clinical implications of occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection were investigated in the Japanese patients with hemophilia in whom a high prevalence of infection with transfusion-transmissible viruses has been reported. HBV DNA was detected in the sera of 22 of 43 (51.2%) patients with hemophilia who were negative for HBV surface antigen (HBs), indicating that these patients had occult HBV infection. No factor, including age, type or severity of hemophilia, presence of HBs… CONTINUE READING
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