PMID: 10665067Feb 9, 2000Paper

Usage of polymerase chain reaction in complex diagnosis of hepatitis B

Voprosy virusologii
M M PisarevaM P Grudinin

Abstract

Sera from 926 patients were analyzed by PCR using universal primers to surface gene of hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV DNA was detected in 195 specimens. There were no serological markers of HBV in 8.2% of these sera, but later they were detected in patients' sera. In patients without HBV DNA in the serum, specific HBV antigens and antibodies were detected in 62%. Only in 14% of them the clinical picture of the disease corresponded to acute viral hepatitis, although the blood for PCR analysis was collected during the late stages of the infection. The rest cases were referred to mixed hepatitis C + D. Comparison of the results of PCR test and detection of serological virus replication markers HBeAg and HBeAb showed the presence of HBV DNA in 28% cases without HBeAg.

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DNA, Viral
Hepatitis B
Dane Particle
Nested Polymerase Chain Reaction

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