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Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen among Pregnant Women in a Tertiary Care Health Center of North India

Rekha Rani, Asha Nigam

Citation Information : Rani R, Nigam A. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen among Pregnant Women in a Tertiary Care Health Center of North India. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2017; 9 (2):164-168.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1484

Published Online: 01-04-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


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