Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 24, Number 1
TITLE: Hepatitis B surface antigen subtypes in Yangon, Myanmar.
AUTHOR: Aye Win Oo; Chul Joong Kim; Kwang Soon Shin; Khin May Oo; Aye Kyaw; Khin Pyone Kyi; Myo Khin
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Services Research Journal. 2012; 24(1): 30-34
ABSTRACT: Blood samples were collected from 362 subjects attending the Liver Unit, Yangon General Hospital and the Hepatitis Carrier Clinic, Department of Medical Research (Lower Myanmar), Yangon during the period of 2000 to 2002. In all subjects, HBsAg positivity was confirmed by in-house ELISA test kit. Counter immunoelectrophoresis was carried out for determination of HBsAg titer. One hundred and three samples (103) showing strong HBsAg positivity by CIEP method (titer 1:10) were selected for subtyping by ELISA method. The most prevalent subtype among the study population was adr (93.2%), followed by adw (4.85%) and ayw (1.94%).
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