|Title:||Prevalence of hepatitis A IgG in individuals with chronic hepatitis B infection in Babol|
|Abstract:||To determine the prevalence of previous hepatitis A virus [HAV] infection in people chronically infected with hepatitis B virus [HBV], we assessed the prevalence of anti-HAV IgG in 392 patients. The study was carried out in Babol, northern Islamic Republic of Iran from September 2004 to March 2005. Prevalence in those aged 10-19 years was 59.4% and was significantly lower than that in those aged 20-29 years [89.8%] and those over 29 years [97.5%]. There was no significant difference in prevalence according to sex or place of residence. A significant proportion of Iranian adolescents and young adults with chronic HBV infection are at risk of contracting HAV infection|
|Keywords:||Hepatitis A Antibodies|
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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