Skip Navigation LinksHome > September 2013 - Volume 32 - Issue 9 > Implementation of Occult Hepatitis Screening in the Spanish...
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31828e9b99
HIV Reports

Implementation of Occult Hepatitis Screening in the Spanish Cohort of HIV-infected Pediatric Patients

Dapena, Marta MD*; Figueras, Concepción MD, PhD*; Noguera-Julian, Antoni MD, PhD; Fortuny, Clàudia MD, PhD; de José, María Isabel MD, PhD; Mellado, María José MD, PhD§; Gavilán, César MD; Falcón-Neyra, María Dolores MD; Navarro, María Luisa MD, PhD**; de Ory, Santiago Jiménez MSc††; López, Carmen MD‡‡; Mayol, Lluis MD, PhD§§; Méndez, María MD¶¶; Ciria, Luis Miguel MD‖‖; Coll, María Teresa MD***; García, Lourdes MD†††; Nuñez, Esmeralda MD‡‡‡; Espiau, María MD*; Soler-Palacín, Pere MD, PhD*

Collapse Box


Regular screening methods may miss the diagnosis of occult hepatitis B infection and seronegative hepatitis C virus infection in immunocompromised patients. A cross-sectional study within a Spanish cohort of HIV-infected children yielded 6 of 254 (2.4%) possible occult hepatitis B infection cases and 2 of 254 (0.8%) seronegative hepatitis C virus–infected patients. Implementation of occult hepatitis screening in the routine care of these children may be warranted.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.