Prevalence and long-term effects of occult hepatitis B virus infection in HIV-infected women

Judith I. Tsui, Audrey L. French, Eric C. Seaberg, Michael Augenbraun, Marek Nowicki, Marion Peters, Phyllis C. Tien

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Abstract

Occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is of concern in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons. We observed that 2% of 400 HIV-infected women with antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen alone had occult HBV infection (i.e., detectable HBV DNA in the absence of HBV surface antigen). CD4 cell counts of <200 cells/mm3 were more common among occult HBV-infected women than among those without occult HBV infection. Aminotransferase levels did not appear to be associated with being positive for HBV DNA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-740
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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