Simultaneous acute infections with hepatitis A and hepatitis B viruses in a chimpanzee.

@article{Drucker1979SimultaneousAI,
  title={Simultaneous acute infections with hepatitis A and hepatitis B viruses in a chimpanzee.},
  author={JacquesA. Drucker and Edward Tabor and RobertJ. Gerety and Dale R. Jackson and Lewellys F. Barker},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1979},
  volume={139 3},
  pages={
          338-42
        }
}
The unexpected occurrence of a hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a chimpanzee experimentally inoculated with hepatitis A virus (HAV) provided an opportunity to examine the course of simultaneous acute infections with both agents. A chimpanzee inoculated intravenously with HAV developed elevated levels of aminotransferases in serum, detectable excretion of hepatitis A antigen in feces, and a marked antibody response to HAV. During the acute phase of this experimentally induced infection with… CONTINUE READING