Prevalence of hepatitis B or C virus infection in patients with fulminant viral hepatitis. An analysis using polymerase chain reaction.

@article{Inokuchi1996PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of hepatitis B or C virus infection in patients with fulminant viral hepatitis. An analysis using polymerase chain reaction.},
  author={Koiti Inokuchi and Keisuke Nakata and Keisuke Hamasaki and Manabu Daikoku and Kuniaki Nakao and Yuji Kato and Hiroshi Yatsuhashi and Michiaki Koga and Motoyoshi Yano and Shigenobu Nagataki},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={258-64}
}
BACKGROUND/METHODS The cause of fulminant hepatitis is still not fully understood. We studied 23 patients with fulminant hepatitis, using polymerase chain reaction to detect hepatitis virus genomes. Tests for HBsAg and IgM anti-HAV and IgM anti-HBc were performed in all patients. Serum samples were stored at -70 degrees C for later analysis of anti-HCV and hepatitis virus genomes such as hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and hepatitis D virus. RESULTS Of 23 patients, 17 (74%) had HBV-DNA… CONTINUE READING