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Revista de Salud Pública

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BELTRAN-DURAN, Mauricio et al. Serological Profiles of Hepatitis-B HBcAb-Positive Blood donors Reactivos. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2014, vol.16, n.6, pp.847-858. ISSN 0124-0064.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/rsap.v16n6.28848.

Objective To assess the serological profiles for HBV in blood donors that were anti-HBc reactive and non-reactive to HBsAg in four Colombian cities Materials and Methods A prospective transversal study was conducted during 17 months, applying a complete serological profile for HBV in samples from blood donors that were anti-HBc reactive and non-reactive to HBsAg, results were analyzed employing descriptive statistics using Microsoft Excel and Epiinfo V. 3.5.1. Results From donors reactive to anti-HBc, 75.0 % shown some additional infection marker for HBV. 1.3 % of blood donors had serological markers for chronical infection with hepatitis B, and a case had reactivity only for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). 6.1 % of donors showed a vaccination serological profile, only with reactivity to anti-HBsAg antibodies. Conclusions With this study, anti-HBc blood screening importance was confirmed.

Keywords : Blood transfusion; blood bank; blood donor; hepatitis B; immunoassay; Colombia.

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