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Seroprevalence of Anti-Hepatitis A Antibody Among 1 - 15 Year Old Children in Kashan-Iran

Abbas Taghavi ardakani 1 , Babak Soltani 1 , * , Mojtaba Sehat 2 , Somayeh Namjoo 1 and Mostafa Haji Rezaei 3
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1 Department of Pediatrics, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran
2 Department of Community Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran
3 Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran
Article information
  • Hepatitis Monthly: May 01, 2013, 13 (5); e10553
  • Published Online: May 27, 2013
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 3, 2013
  • Revised: March 20, 2013
  • Accepted: April 7, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.10553

To Cite: Taghavi ardakani A, Soltani B, Sehat M, Namjoo S, Haji Rezaei M. Seroprevalence of Anti-Hepatitis A Antibody Among 1 - 15 Year Old Children in Kashan-Iran, Hepat Mon. 2013 ; 13(5):e10553. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.10553.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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