Horizontal transmission of hepatitis B virus among players of an American football team

A. Tobe, K. Matsuura, T. Ogura, Y. Tsuo, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, M. Mizuno, K. Yamamoto, T. Higashi, T. Tsuji

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Abstract

Eleven cases of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (5 cases of acute hepatitis B and 6 of sub-clinical infection) were detected among 65 members of our university's American football team during a period of 19 months. All tested positive for antibody to the hepatitis B surface antigen (HB(s)Ag) or core antigen (HB(c)Ag). The incidence of HBV infection among team members (20.4%) was significantly higher (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2541-2545
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume160
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Sep 11 2000

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Football
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Hepatitis B virus
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Hepatitis B
Antigens
Antibodies
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Tobe, A., Matsuura, K., Ogura, T., Tsuo, Y., Iwasaki, Y., Mizuno, M., ... Tsuji, T. (2000). Horizontal transmission of hepatitis B virus among players of an American football team. Archives of Internal Medicine, 160(16), 2541-2545.

Horizontal transmission of hepatitis B virus among players of an American football team. / Tobe, A.; Matsuura, K.; Ogura, T.; Tsuo, Y.; Iwasaki, Yoshiaki; Mizuno, M.; Yamamoto, K.; Higashi, T.; Tsuji, T.

In: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 160, No. 16, 11.09.2000, p. 2541-2545.

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Tobe, A, Matsuura, K, Ogura, T, Tsuo, Y, Iwasaki, Y, Mizuno, M, Yamamoto, K, Higashi, T & Tsuji, T 2000, 'Horizontal transmission of hepatitis B virus among players of an American football team', Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 160, no. 16, pp. 2541-2545.
Tobe A, Matsuura K, Ogura T, Tsuo Y, Iwasaki Y, Mizuno M et al. Horizontal transmission of hepatitis B virus among players of an American football team. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2000 Sep 11;160(16):2541-2545.
Tobe, A. ; Matsuura, K. ; Ogura, T. ; Tsuo, Y. ; Iwasaki, Yoshiaki ; Mizuno, M. ; Yamamoto, K. ; Higashi, T. ; Tsuji, T. / Horizontal transmission of hepatitis B virus among players of an American football team. In: Archives of Internal Medicine. 2000 ; Vol. 160, No. 16. pp. 2541-2545.
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