Prevalence of occult hepatitis B virus infection.

@article{GutirrezGarca2011PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of occult hepatitis B virus infection.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Luisa Guti{\'e}rrez-Garc{\'i}a and Conrado Manuel Fern{\'a}ndez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Jos{\'e} Luis Lled{\'o}-Navarro and Ingrid Buhigas-Garcia},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={1538-42}
}
Occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (OBI) is characterized by the persistence of HBV DNA in the liver tissue in individuals negative for the HBV surface antigen. The prevalence of OBI is quite variable depending on the level of endemic disease in different parts of the world, the different assays utilized in the studies, and the different populations studied. Many studies have been carried out on OBI prevalence in different areas of the world and categories of individuals. The studies show… CONTINUE READING

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