Prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen and occult hepatitis B virus infections in Korean blood donors.

@article{Seo2011PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen and occult hepatitis B virus infections in Korean blood donors.},
  author={Dong Hee Seo and Dong Hee Whang and Eun Young Song and Hyun Soo Kim and Quehn Park},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={1840-6}
}
BACKGROUND This study was performed to determine the prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) among Korean blood donors and frequencies of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA and antibodies to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) in anti-HBc-positive donors. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 12,461 consenting blood donors were consecutively enrolled from Korean Red Cross Blood Services from April to October 2008. All of the donors were screened for anti-HBc with an… CONTINUE READING
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