Investigating Occult Hepatitis B in Individuals With Family History of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

Ersoz-Acar B., Sünnetçioğlu M., Parlak M.

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.32, no.3, pp.245-249, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2019.70
  • Journal Name: KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-249
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Occult hepatitis B (OHB) is defined as identification of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome in the liver and/or in the serum of HBsAg-negative individuals. We aimed to identify the situation of OHB in persons with chronic HBV infection among family members.