Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 25, Number 1
TITLE: Sero-prevalence of hepatitis D viral infection in healthy carries and blood donors with HBsAg positivity.
AUTHOR: Sandar Nyunt; Nu Nu Lwin; Khin Khin Aye; Khin La Pyae Tun; Yi Yi Kyaw; Win Aung
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal (Golden Jubilee Publication). 2013; 25(1): 81-82
ABSTRACT: This study was carried out to determine sero-prevalence of anti-HDV and HDV-Ag among the healthy carriers and blood donors with HBsAg positivity. A total of known 89 HBsAg carriers, ages ranging from 12-65 years who had been already confirmed by HBsAg ELISA test kit, a product of SD Diagnostics, Republic of Korea, attending the HB Carriers Clinic, Department of Medical Research (Lower Myanmar) were recruited. After obtaining informed consent, samples were collected from these patients and determined for anti-HDV by using ELISA test kit (ImmunoLISA HDV Antibody, ORGANICS, Israel). It was found that no samples of these HBsAg carriers were positive for anti-HDV.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Hepatitis D Virus.Hepatitis B Surface Antigens. Blood Donors