Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011
Asymptomatic Primary Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Infection among Adults
|Characteristic†||No. residents||MCV positive, no. (%)||MCV negative, no. (%)|
|HBsAg positive/B core antibody positive||84||51 (61)||33 (39)|
|HBsAg positive/B core antibody negative||9||5 (56)||4 (44)|
|HBsAg negative/B core antibody positive||8||6 (75)||2 (25)|
|HBsAg negative/B core antibody negative||99||70 (71)||29 (29)|
*MCV, Merkel cell polyomavirus, HBsAg, hepatitis B virus surface antigen.
†NS for comparison of either HBsAg or hepatitis B core antibody with MCV positivity.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.