The prevalence of hepatitis B core antibody in vaccinated Chinese children: A hospital-based study.

Affiliation

Research Center for Immunologic and Infectious Diseases, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Pediatrics, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Child Development and Disorders, China International Science and Technology Cooperation Base of Child Development and Critical Disorders, Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400014, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

After nearly 30 years of immunization, there is little known about the prevalence of hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) in Chinese children. The clinical significance of anti-HBc would be more and more important. In this study, we had tried to analyse the prevalence of anti-HBc in vaccinated Chinese children, exploring the post-immunization status based on a large sample sized investigation.

Keywords

Hepatitis B core antibody,Serosurvey,Vaccinated children,