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  1. Population-based study of serum hepatitis B virus DNA in Gabon.

    Article - En anglais

    The prevalence of serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was measured in a Gabonese community at high risk for HBV infection.

    Among 698 subjects 5 to 24 years old, the prevalence of HBsAg was 11.1% vs. 57.9% for anti-HBs and 7.2% for anti-HBc alone.

    The prevalence of HBeAg among HBsAg-positive subjects was 26.5% vs. 59.5% for anti-HBe.

    The prevalence of HBV DNA tested by a hybridization spot test was 2.1% in the overall population and 18.7% among HBsAg-positive subjects.

    HBV DNA was found in 15 of 21 HBeAg-positive subjects but in none of the subjects positive for anti-HBe or negative for both HBeAg and anti-HBe.

    HBV DNA was not detected in any HBsAg negative subjects.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Gabon, Afrique, Prévalence, DNA, Hépatite virale B, Virose, Infection, Sérologie, Virémie, Exploration immunologique, Anticorps, Antigène HBs, Epidémiologie, Homme, Exploration virologique, Antigène HBe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gabon, Africa, Prevalence, DNA, Viral hepatitis B, Viral disease, Infection, Serology, Viremia, Immunological investigation, Antibody, Hepatitis B surface antigen, Epidemiology, Human, Virological exploration

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0055525

    Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 199406.