Serum hepatitis B virus DNA in acute hepatitis B.

  title={Serum hepatitis B virus DNA in acute hepatitis B.},
  author={Sugantha Govindarajan and Kevin M Decock and B Valinluck and M Ashcavi},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={86 3},
With the use of the dot blot hybridization technic, sera from 30 consecutive patients with acute hepatitis B were examined for the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-DNA. In an additional five patients with acute hepatitis B, serial serum samples, beginning before the serum alanine amino transferase elevation to the clearance of hepatitis B surface antigen, also were tested for various hepatitis B virus markers, including HBV-DNA. Thirteen of the 30 patients (43%) had circulating HBV-DNA and… CONTINUE READING