Prevalence of occult HBV among hemodialysis patients in two districts in the northern part of the West Bank, Palestine.

@article{Dumaidi2014PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of occult HBV among hemodialysis patients in two districts in the northern part of the West Bank, Palestine.},
  author={Kamal Dumaidi and Amer O Al-Jawabreh},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2014},
  volume={86 10},
  pages={1694-9}
}
Occult hepatitis B infection is the case with undetectable HBsAg, but positive for HBV DNA in liver tissue and/or serum. Occult hepatitis B infection among hemodialysis patients in Palestine has been understudied. In this study, 148 hemodialysis patients from 2 northern districts in Palestine, Jenin (89) and Tulkarem (59), were investigated for occult hepatitis B, HBV, HCV infections with related risk factors. ELISA and PCR were used for the detection of anti-HBc and viral DNA, respectively… CONTINUE READING