Hepatitis viruses

A. Michele Hill, Catherine C. Newman, Sharon S. Raimer, Tricia J. Brown

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HBV is caused by an antigenically complex deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) virus, which is transmitted mainly percutaneously or sexually in Western countries but primarily by the perinatal route in the Far East and in Africa (Fig. 23-2). The intact virion of HBV, known as the Dane particle, is composed of double-stranded DNA that contains the core antigen (HBcAg). The “e” antigen (HBeAg) is.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMucocutaneous Manifestations of Viral Diseases
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780203910733
ISBN (Print)9780824704506
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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