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[Immunohistochemical study of hepatitis B surface and core antigens in HBsAg seronegative and seropositive organ and tissue donors].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Orvosi hetilap
Publication Date
Volume
134
Issue
33
Pages
1805–1808
Identifiers
PMID: 8351146
Source
Medline

Abstract

Hepatitis B virus antigen screening in the liver of organ and tissue donors was performed. The results of a 4-year period are compared with the serological findings. The immunohistochemical and serological data altered in two out of 15 organ donors. HBV antigen could be detected in the liver, however the serological examination was negative in these persons. The author emphasize the risk of a possible hepatitis B virus transmission through organ and tissue transplantation. A detailed examination of the donors is suggested.

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