Aetiology of acute sporadic hepatitis in adults in kenya

C. Greenfield, P. Karayiannis, B. M. Wankya, M. V. Shah, P. Tukei, S. Galpin, T. P. Jowett, H. C. Thomas

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Abstract

Markers for acute hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis non‐A, non‐B (HNANB) infections were examined in the sera of 94 patients presenting with acute hepatitis in Kenya. Hepatitis B virus was responsible for 70% of cases, HNANB for 18%, and HAV for only 12%. The use of an IgM anti‐HBc assay increased the rate of diagnosis of acute HBV infection, thereby reducing the proportion of cases designated as NANB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-362
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Virology
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

Keywords

  • hepatitis A, B
  • non‐A
  • non‐B
  • viral hepatitis

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