Tests for acute and chronic viral hepatitis: Finding your way through the alphabet soup of infection and superinfection

Sammy Saab, Paul Martin

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Abstract

Because clinical signs are of little or no help for identifying various causes of viral hepatitis, accurate diagnosis can only be achieved with serologic and molecular testing. Knowledge of the strengths and limitations of these tests allows rational use and interpretation of results. The findings have implications for public health surveillance, estimating prognosis, and identifying candidates for treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-130
Number of pages8
JournalPostgraduate Medicine
Volume107
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Public Health Surveillance
Superinfection
Chronic Hepatitis
Hepatitis
Infection

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Tests for acute and chronic viral hepatitis : Finding your way through the alphabet soup of infection and superinfection. / Saab, Sammy; Martin, Paul.

In: Postgraduate Medicine, Vol. 107, No. 2, 01.02.2000, p. 123-130.

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