Absence of relationship between Schistosoma japonicum and hepatitis B virus infection in the Dongting lake region, China
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Absence of relationship between Schistosoma japonicum and hepatitis B virus infection in the Dongting lake region, China. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 121 (1). pp. 193-195. ISSN 0950-2688Full text not available from this repository.
In order to determine whether infection with Schistosoma japonicum is related to a higher rate of infection with hepatitis B virus and/or to a higher probability of HBsAg chronic carriage, a population based survey was carried out in China in which HBV markers were studied in 112 subjects with long-lasting S. japonicum infection, and 93 subjects with no S. japonicum infection 37.5 % of the cases and 40.9 % of controls showed no markers of HBV infection. The prevalence rate of HBsAg was 12.5 % in the cases and 12.9 % in the controls. For anti-HBc and anti-HBs the figures were 59.8 % and 59.8 %, and 27.9 % and 35.0 %, respectively. These data do not support the hypothesis of an interaction between infection with hepatitis B virus and S. japonicum.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
|Journal or Publication Title:||EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION|
|Publisher:||CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS|
|Official Date:||August 1998|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Page Range:||pp. 193-195|
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