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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 304-306

Familial clustering of hepatitis B infection in South India: A case report

1 Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Anand Pai
Medical Gastroenterology Resident, Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Kilpauk Government Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.162651

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Hepatitis B is a public health problem of worldwide importance. Familial clustering of HBV infection has been reported infrequently. Intrafamilial transmission of HBV plays a substantial role in maintaining the endemicity of the virus in the region. We report a family of 8 members, among which 5 members across 3 generations were HBsAg positive.

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