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[Prevalence of HBV surface antigens, anti-HBD and anti-HCV antibodies in patients with virus-related chronic liver disease].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Mikrobiyoloji bülteni
Publication Date
Volume
27
Issue
4
Pages
308–313
Identifiers
PMID: 7505386
Source
Medline
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Abstract

In the present study, we investigated Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and Hepatitis D virus (HDV) status in patients with chronic liver diseases seen in the period of 1990-1992 using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits. There were 126 male and 64 female patients with a mean age of 42.3 years (range 17-70). Of the 198 patients, 68 (35.7%) had evidence of HCV infection. One hundred and twenty-three patients (64.7%) were positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Of the 123 HBsA positive patients, 35 (28.4%) were positive for Anti-HDV. Fourteen patients were negative for markers of both HCV and HBV. Liver histology showed persistent hepatitis in 31 patients (16.3%), chronic active hepatitis in 77 (40.6%). Cirrhosis was diagnosed in 82 patients (43.1%). Our results indicate that HCV infection plays a role in chronic liver disease especially where the etiology appears obscure.

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