Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Jun;44(6):2250-3.

Immune suppression as the etiology of failure to detect anti-HBc antibodies in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

Author information

  • 1Virology Department, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France.

Abstract

A lack of anti-HBc antibodies during chronic hepatitis B virus infection is a serological pattern that is rarely observed. In our series of 39 patients with such a confirmed profile, mutations within the precore/core gene were rarely found and the lack of antibody detection was mostly explained by concurrent immunosuppression and the low sensitivities of the serological assays.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk