Markers for hepatitis A, B and C in methadone maintained patients: An unexpectedly high co-infection with silent hepatitis B Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carrier State
  • Hepatitis Antigens
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Human
  • Heroin Dependence
  • Methadone
  • Narcotics

abstract

  • Most methadone-maintained subjects had at least one marker for viral hepatitis, with 41.8% having markers for HAV, HBV and HCV. A quarter of subjects had silent HBV infection, defined as the presence of HBV DNA in the absence of HBsAg. These subjects should be considered infectious and pose a public health risk.

publication date

  • April 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3810150

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02151.x

PubMed ID

  • 18339114

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 681

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 103

number

  • 4