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Seroprevalence of hepatitis markers; HAV, HBV, HCV and HEV amongst primary school children in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9643158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of hepatitis markers (Hepatitis A, B, C and E) in primary school children in Freetown, Sierra Leone was investigated in a government school, representative of the urban middle class. The children were aged between 6-12 years old. A sub-sample (n = 120) of the 450 pupils were invited to participate. Of the 66 volunteers (mean 8.32 years) 12 were positive for HBsAg (males 9, females 3) and 11 were confirmed. Six of these were HBeAg positive, anti-HBe negative, (male 5, female 1). Whilst 6 were HBeAg negative, anti-HBe positive (male 4, female 2). HBcAb was present in 47 children (71%). Hepatitis A, C and E antibodies were detected in 64 (97%), 1 (2%) and 5 (8%) of children respectively.
M Hodges; E Sanders; C Aitken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1998 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-09     Completed Date:  1998-07-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
St Andrews Clinics for Children, Freetown, Sierra, Leone.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / blood
Endemic Diseases / statistics & numerical data*
Hepatitis A / epidemiology*,  immunology
Hepatitis B / epidemiology*,  immunology
Hepatitis C / epidemiology*,  immunology
Hepatitis E / epidemiology*,  immunology
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Sierra Leone / epidemiology
Students / statistics & numerical data*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers

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