hepatitis B

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hepatitis B

n.
A viral hepatitis that is either acute or chronic, caused by a DNA virus, and usually transmitted by infected blood products (as through transfusion), contaminated needles, or exposure to infected bodily fluids through sexual intercourse. It can cause chronic liver damage and cancer. Also called serum hepatitis.

hepatitis B

n
(Pathology) a form of hepatitis caused by a virus transmitted by infected blood (as in transfusions), contaminated hypodermic needles, sexual contact, or by contact with any other body fluid. Former name: serum hepatitis

hepatitis B


n.
a form of hepatitis caused by a DNA virus (hepatitis B virus) that persists in the blood and has a long incubation period: usu. transmitted by sexual contact or by injection or ingestion of infected blood or other bodily fluids. Also called serum hepatitis.

hepatitis B

Inflammation of the liver caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus carried by the blood.
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Noun1.hepatitis B - an acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids
viral hepatitis - hepatitis caused by a virus
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Over the time, several combination assays like Monolisa antigen/antibody Ultra have been developed which can simultaneously detect antibodies and core antigen of HCV.
Hepatitis B virus, Core antigen, Gene expression, Immunogenicity, Recombinant protein, HBsAg, HBcAg
Many studies were conducted in HBsAg-negative samples among blood donors in our country but almost all have studied [18,19] the seroprevalance of antibody to core antigen (HBc).
Anti-hepatitis B core antigen testing, viral markers, and occult hepatitis B virus infection in Pakistani blood donors: implication for transfusion practice.
The standard two-step approach detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies followed by nucleic acid testing (NAT) as a marker for HCV viremia--may be improved by replacing NAT with the HCV core antigen (HCVcAg) test, the investigators found.
Development of a simple and highly sensitive enzyme immunoassay for hepatitis C virus core antigen. J Clin Microbiol.
Anti-hepatits B core antigen testing, viral markers, and occult hepatitis B virus infection in Pakistani blood donors: implications for transfusion practice.
Buchmann et al evaluated the potential of a formulation comprising particulate HBsAg and core antigen (HBcAg), and the saponin-based ISCO-MATRIXTm adjuvant for its ability to stimulate T and B cell responses in C57BL/6 mice.
Bhatti FA, Ullah Z, Salamat N, Ayub M, Ghani E.Antihepatits B core antigen testing, viral markers, and occult hepatitis B virus infection in Pakistani blood donors: implications for transfusion practice.
Baseline anti-HBs and anti-HB core antigen (anti-HBc) were obtained from 420 adolescents aged 16-19 years, recruited in Houston between April 2010 and December 2011.
Prevalence is higher in seropositive patients, particularly those who are positive for antibody to HB core antigen (anti-HBc), than in seronegative patients who are negative for anti-HBc as well as anti-HBs10.
The absence of HBsAg in the serum and the presence of antibodies to core antigen (anti-HBc) usually indicate resolved infection 2].