Sero-epidemiology of hepatitis B infection in an urban paediatric population in Turkey

Ertekin V. , Selimoglu M., Altinkaynak S.

PUBLIC HEALTH, cilt.117, ss.49-53, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 117 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0033-3506(02)00018-5
  • Dergi Adı: PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.49-53


The hepatitis B virus (HBV) seroprevalence rate is known to be 25-60% in Turkey with the highest prevalence in the east and south-east. There are insufficient data on sero-epidemiology of HBV infection in children living in East Turkey. The objective of this study was to estimate the seroprevalence of HBV infection in 6-17 year olds Living in the largest city in East Turkey, and to correlate the serological. results with epidemiological data.