Seroepidemiological survey of hepatitis E in Hong Kong by recombinant-based enzyme immunoassays.

@article{Lok1992SeroepidemiologicalSO,
  title={Seroepidemiological survey of hepatitis E in Hong Kong by recombinant-based enzyme immunoassays.},
  author={Anna S. F. Lok and Wai Keung Kwan and Rapha{\"e}l Moeckli and Patrice O. Yarbough and Raymond Tsz-Tong Chan and Gregory R. Reyes and Ching Lung Lai and Hoi-sing Chung and Thomas S-T Lai},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1992},
  volume={340 8829},
  pages={1205-8}
}
The agent that causes the enterally transmitted form of non-A, non-B hepatitis has been cloned and called hepatitis E virus (HEV). We have carried out a seroepidemiological survey on the prevalence of hepatitis E in Hong Kong. In a retrospective study, serum from 394 patients with acute viral hepatitis and 355 healthy subjects was tested for antibodies to HEV (anti-HEV) with a recombinant-based enzyme immunoassay. 65 (16.5%) patients with hepatitis were positive for IgM anti-HEV and 23 (5.8… CONTINUE READING
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