Long-term follow-up of hepatitis B virus carriers with normal transaminases levels


Kocak N., Ozen H. , Yuce A., Gurakan F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.40, sa.3, ss.365-372, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.365-372

Özet

There has been very little data recorded on the natural course of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in asymptomatic children. In order to assess the natural course of liver disease in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers with normal liver tests, 124 such children (81 males, 65.3%) were followed for six to 144 months (mean 36.8 +/- 22.8 months). Liver tests and hepatitis B virus (HBV) markers were tested at least every six months.