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Perinatal hepatitis B virus detection by hepatitis B virus-DNA analysis.
  1. S De Virgiliis,
  2. F Frau,
  3. G Sanna,
  4. M P Turco,
  5. A L Figus,
  6. G Cornacchia,
  7. A Cao


    Maternal transmission of hepatitis B virus infection in relation to the hepatitis B e antigen/antibody system and serum hepatitis B virus-DNA were evaluated. Results indicate that hepatitis B virus-DNA analysis can identify hepatitis B serum antigen positive mothers who may transmit infection to their offspring.

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