Hepatitis A Infection in Chronic Carriers of Hepatitis B Virus
Article first published online: 21 SEP 2007
Copyright © 1983 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Volume 3, Issue 4, pages 528–531, 1983
How to Cite
Zachoval, R., Roggendorf, M. and Deinhardt, F. (1983), Hepatitis A Infection in Chronic Carriers of Hepatitis B Virus. Hepatology, 3: 528–531. doi: 10.1002/hep.1840030409
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 MAR 1983
- Manuscript Received: 16 SEP 1982
By routine screening for serologic markers of hepatitis A and B in patients with acute hepatitis, 30 chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus with serologic evidence of acute hepatitis A and two patients with simultaneous acute infection with hepatitis A virus and hepatitis B virus were detected.
For evaluation of clinical data, two major risk groups were distinguished. Nine patients were drug addicts and 17 were children and young adults from Mediterranean countries or southeast Asia.
During the acute phase of illness, serum bilirubin and SGPT levels did not differ from those in other patients with acute hepatitis A. In three patients for whom follow-up sera were available, HBsAg concentration decreased during the acute stage of hepatitis A.