Prevalence of hepatitis D virus infection in hepatitis B surface antigen-positive subjects in Golestan province, northeast Iran.

@article{Roshandel2008PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of hepatitis D virus infection in hepatitis B surface antigen-positive subjects in Golestan province, northeast Iran.},
  author={Gholamreza Roshandel and S. Semnani and Nafiseh Abdolahi and Sima Besharat and Abbas Ali Keshtkar and Hamidreza Joshaqani and Abdolvahab Moradi and Khodaberdi Kalavi and Ali Jabbari and Mohammad Javad Kabir and Seyed Ahmad Hosseini and Seyed Mehdi Sedaqat and Azam Rezaei Danesh and Danyal Roshandel and Seyed Mohammad Hedayat-Mofidi},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  year={2008},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          227-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hepatitis D virus (HDV) is a defective RNA virus dependent on hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection for its replication and expression. It is known that coexistent infection with HDV tends to aggravate the course of HBV-associated liver disease. This study was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of HDV among hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive individuals in the northeast part of Iran. METHODS 139 HBsAg-positive subjects detected from a population-based… CONTINUE READING

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