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Title: Hepatitis B surface antibody response of household contacts of hepatitis B virus carriers in Palestine
Authors: Adwan, K.
Abu Hasan, N.
Adwan, G.
Abu Khater, K.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: To evaluate the effectiveness of hepatitis B virus [HBV] vaccination of household contacts of HBV carriers in Tulkarm district, Palestine, quantitative hepatitis B surface [anti-HBs] antibody response in 161 household contacts was measured after vaccination. A seroprotective anti-HBs response [titre > or = 10 IU/L] was elicited in all vaccinated subjects. Of these 2.5% had titres of 10-99 IU/L, 61.5% 100-999 IU/L and 36.0% > or = 1000 IU/L.The number of vaccination doses had no effect on the achievement of seroprotection. HBV infection was demonstrated in 13 cases and their anti-HBV titres were in the range 25-350 IU/L
Description: 494-498
Keywords: Adolescent
Contact Tracing
Endemic Diseases
Subject: Carrier State
ISSN: 1020-3397
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