Hepatitis B virus type 2 infection in France

  • Buisson Y
  • Coursaget P
  • Bourdil C
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Abstract

Hepatitis B type 2 infection was observed in 96 French soldiers. A recent stay overseas was reported by 65% of them and an HBsAg chronic carrier state was observed in eight individuals. Anti-pre-S1 and anti-pre-S2 antibodies were not detected after recovery, but HBV DNA was detected in 58 % of sera tested. © 1990.

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  • Anti-pre-S antibodies, Retrospective study, Type 2 HBV
  • Hepatitis B, HBV

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