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The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital

Saliva as a Potential Vehichle of Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus from Children with Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

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  • Høgh, Birthe (Project participant)
  • Heiberg, Ida Louise, Denmark (Project participant)
  • Winther, Thilde Nordmann, Denmark (Project participant)
  • Lisby, Gorm, Denmark (Project participant)
  • Niesters, Hubert G.M., Denmark (Project participant)
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Hepatitis B is a vaccine preventable liver disease caused by the infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B is transmitted by either percutaneous or mucous membrane contact with infected blood or other body fluids. Generally saliva is not considered as an important mode of transmission of HBV, but it may be a vehicle of HBV DNA transmission. To explore the hypothesis of the potential risk of saliva as a route of transmission the amounts of HBV in saliva will be examined.
Period18/07/2011 → …
Financing sourceInternal funding (public)
Research programme<ingen navn>

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