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Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2003 Jul;10(4):718-20.

Hepatitis B virus DNA in sera of blood donors and of patients infected with hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus.

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Grupo de Estudos das Hepatites, Disciplina de Moléstias Infecciosas, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil. flgj@uol.com.br

Abstract

With the use of PCR, we searched for hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in serum samples from 415 HBsAg-negative, anti-HBc-positive patients: 150 were blood donors, 106 had only hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and 159 had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (of which 88 were HCV positive and 71 were HCV negative). HBV DNA was detected in 4% of blood donors, 3.4% of HIV- and HCV-positive patients, and 24% of HCV-positive patients.

PMID:
12853411
PMCID:
PMC164243
DOI:
10.1128/cdli.10.4.718-720.2003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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