Iregbu KC

Department of Medical Microbiology, National Hospital, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Viral Load Pattern Among Hepatitis B Surface Antigen‑positive Patients: Laboratory Perspective and Implications for Therapy
    Author(s): Iregbu KC* and Nwajiobi-Princewill PI

    Background: Hepatitis B viral infection is an old medical problem with worldwide distribution. It is usually diagnosed using serologic methods. However, the decision as to which patient to treat or not remains challenging due to the poor sensitivity of serologic markers as prognostic or severity markers. Viral load (VL) determination using polymerase chain reaction techniques is a useful tool in decision‑making. Aim: To determine the proportion of hepatitis B‑positive patients who fall into different care groups based on the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines, respectively, using result of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA determination. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective and descriptive study. Data from .. Read More»

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