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[Aetiology of chronic aggressive hepatitis in Vienna, a contribution (author's transl)].

Authors
  • Renner, F
  • Horak, W
  • Grabner, G
  • Dittrich, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1979
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
106–109
Identifiers
PMID: 425587
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In 32 patients with clinically, biochemically and histologically proven chronic aggressive hepatitis, HBsAg, HBsAb, HBcAb and HA-Ab were determined by radioimmunoassays and HBeAg and HBeAb were estimated by immunodiffusion. HBsAg was positive in 18 patients [57%], HBcAb were found in 23 patients [72%], HBsAg and/or HBcAb were detected in 26 patients (82%). The incidence of HA-Ab was 88%, similar to the frequency of HA-Ab found in healthy blood-donors. The aetiology of chronic aggressive hepatitis was associated with hepatitis B in 82%, and with autoantibodies in 6% of our patients, while in 12% the aetiology remained cryptogenetic.

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