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Title: Prevalence of hepatitis A IgG in individuals with chronic hepatitis B infection in Babol
Authors: Roushan, M.R.H.
Bijani, A.
Sagheb, R.
Jazayeri, O.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
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
Description: 1108-1113
Keywords: Hepatitis A Antibodies
Prevalence
Age Factors
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B
Subject: Hepatitis A
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117355
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1305/13_5_2007_1108_1113.pdf
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