Unusual presentation of hepatitis B serological markers in an Amerindian community of Venezuela with a majority of occult cases.

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Cardona , Nathalia; Loureiro , Carmen; Garzaro , Domingo; Duarte , María; García , Daisy; Pacheco , Milian; Chemin , Isabelle; Pujol , Flor;
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-8-527
  • Subject: [ SDV.MHEP.MI ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Human health and pathology/Infectious diseases
    mesheuropmc: virus diseases | digestive system diseases

International audience; ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) is characterized by the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in the absence of HBsAg in the serum of patients. The aim of this study was to characterize HBV infection among a Piaroa comm... View more
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