The underlying mechanisms for the ‘anti-HBc alone’ serological profile

  title={The underlying mechanisms for the ‘anti-HBc alone’ serological profile},
  author={Rob{\'e}rio Amorim de Almeida Pond{\'e} and Divina das Dores de Paula Cardoso and Matteo Ferro},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
The serological pattern, “anti-HBc alone”, characterized by the presence of antibodies against the core antigen of hepatitis B virus (anti-HBc) as the only marker of hepatitis B, is not rare in a diagnostic setting. Depending on the prevalence of HBV infection and the patient group investigated, 1–31% of positive anti-HBc results are isolated positive findings. Anti-HBc alone is frequently observed in intravenous drug addicts, HIV-infected individuals, patients who are coinfected with HBV and… CONTINUE READING
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