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Volume 1998, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Abstract

Seventy eight acute hepatitis B cases, identified by the presence of HbsAg and IgM anti-HBC markers, were compared with 102 normal individuals from malaria endemic areas in Ninevah (Northern Iraq). Both groups were asked for any history of malaria. More hepatitis B cases reported malaria (70.5%) than normal individuals (odd's ratio 11) which suggests that the vector of malaria plays a role in the transmission of hepatitis B.

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