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High rate of hepatitis B in the Amazon stimulates scientific studies on HBV

According to research, blood donors do not know they are infected by the virus because it does not identify the symptoms

 
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Aim of the study is the 'Assessment of cellular profile, humoral and molecular blood donors with reactive serology to hepatitis B
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Aim of the study is the 'Assessment of cellular profile, humoral and molecular blood donors with reactive serology to hepatitis B "

A study that evaluates the reaction of the organism from blood donors infected with hepatitis B, aims to help the scientific community to diagnose and identify the characteristics of patients in the Amazon. The study "Assessment of cellular profile, humoral and molecular blood donors with reactive serology to hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the city of Manaus', is developed and coordinated by the master teacher in Tropical Diseases at the University of the State of Amazonas (UEA ), Laura Maia.

Lead researcher noted that Amazon has a high number of cases of Hepatitis B. According to Maia, blood donors often do not know they are infected with the disease, because they can not identify the symptoms.

The study begins after the survey by serology Foundation of Hematology Amazon (Hemoam) that identifies which patients are infected. After the patient is informed about the disease, our group explains the study and the importance of his contribution to the development of the research, explained Laura Maia.

According to the investigator, there are two types of cells (CD4 and CD8) that must be working together to eliminate the virus of hepatitis B. When the presence of CD8 cells is larger, it kills the virus eliminating it from the body. However, when another cell is greater, the tendency is that person becomes a patient of chronic hepatitis B.

By 2016, the research team formed by three students from the fields of Medicine and Biomedicine which are part of the Program for Support of Undergraduate Research of the Amazon (PAIC-AM), will complete the job where you can make a diagnosis and understand how the donor are dealing and / or responding to hepatitis B.

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   Palavras-chave:   Hepatitis B    Fapeam    Diagnosis    HBV serology    Tropical diseases    Blood donors    Hemoan    Lymphocytes    Chronic patient   
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