Hepatitis A infection can be sero-negative on presentation

G. Gopal Rao*, F. Rahman, R. Hardwick, D. Reffitt, Siew Lin Ngui, C. Teo

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Abstract

Laboratory diagnosis of acute hepatitis virus A (HAV) infection is usually based on serologic testing for IgM antibody to HAV. Occasionally patients like the one presented in this report can present before development of antibodies. In such cases serology should be repeated after a few days or HAV viremia can be detected by HAV RT-PCR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-5
Number of pages2
JournalCPD Infection
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Anti-HAV IgM
  • HAV RT-PCR
  • Hepatitis A

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