The IL-10 Promoter Polymorphism at Position −592 is Correlated with Susceptibility to Occult HBV Infection

@article{Ahmadabadi2011TheIP,
  title={The IL-10 Promoter Polymorphism at Position −592 is Correlated with Susceptibility to Occult HBV Infection},
  author={Behzad Nasiri Ahmadabadi and Gholamhossein Hassanshahi and Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi and Cristiana Leanza and Derek Kennedy},
  journal={Inflammation},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={818-821}
}
Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) is characterized as a form of hepatitis in which detectable amounts of HBV-DNA can be monitored in the peripheral blood of patients whereas the hepatitis B surface antigen is undetectable. The main aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between OBI and single nucleotide polymorphisms in the… CONTINUE READING