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, vol.40, no.3, pp.365-372, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.365-372

Abstract

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.