The mean HBsAg and anti-HBs
seropositivity rates among pregnant women in Turkey were reported as 4.4% (range: 1.2-12.3%) and 23% (range: 3.7-41.1%), respectively (7,17).
Bunlardan 116'sinda anti-HBs
titresi yeterli duzeyde saptanirken, 8'inde anti-HBs
titresi negatif bulunmustur.
Among 8,837 participants who received anti-HBc testing, 2,832 (32%) tested positive, and among 7,421 tested for anti-HBs
, 4,284 (58%) tested positive.
The antibody test for hepatitis B virus-positive subjects showed that 5,557 individuals (72%) tested positive for anti-HBs
antibodies, and 2,269 (28%) tested negative.
titres, mIU/mL in median and interquartile ranges, of the Initial Responders was as shown in Table 3.
Of the 34 patients with resolved HBV infection, 26 (76.5%) were anti-HBs
positive and 8 (23.5%) were anti-HBs
Os valores de anti-HBs
podem diminuir rapidamente no primeiro ano apos a vacinacao e mais lentamente com o passar dos anos.
Of these, 23% were unable to mount the immunity (anti-HBs
titre < 10 ml/U), leaving them in a risk of acquiring HBV infection .
In addition, our study showed that most of the [beta]-thalassemia patients (71%) still have immunity against HBV infection (anti-HBs
[greater than or equal to] 10 IU/ml) which is high and comparable to healthy individuals as had been reported earlier by our group  and others [43, 44].
Post-vaccination antibody titer was checked by 29 (25.8%) out of 112 participants.72 (71.3%) out of 101 (who agreed to check their anti-HBs
titer) vaccinated participants had reactive anti-HBs
titer i.e >10mIU/ml , whereas 29 (28.7% ) had non-reactive anti-HBs
titer after receiving routine HBV vaccination.
No statistically significant association was found between immunization coverage against hepatitis B and positivity for anti-HBs
, probably because there was no synchronization between vaccination and anti-HBs
testing, since assessing response to immunization in HIV-infected patients is not routinely done.
Immun sistemi baskilanmis OBI'li bireylerin HBV serolojik profili siklikla degisim gosterebilmekte, keza allojenik hematopoetik kok hucre nakli nedeniyle immunsupresif tedavi alan anti-HBs
pozitif hastalarda antikor titreleri azalarak kaybolan hastalarin bir kisminda tersine serokonversiyon ve sonrasi tekrar serokonversiyon gozlemlenebilmekte, buna karsin bu olgularin sadece az bir kisminda klinik olarak tipik akut hepatit gelisebilmektedir (70,71).