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[Retrospective study of 149 cases of hepatitis B virus infections. Study of markers and of evolution].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift
Publication Date
Volume
109
Issue
46
Pages
1826–1827
Identifiers
PMID: 229549
Source
Medline
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Abstract

A retrospective study has been performed in 149 subjects with present or past HBs antigenemia. The group consisted of 8 asymptomatic carriers, 90 with acute hepatitis, 7 with fulminating hepatitis, 27 with chronic hepatitis, 16 with cirrhosis and 1 with hepatoma. The changes from one clinical condition to another, the sources of infection, the percentage of acute hepatitis in the history of chronic hepatitis cases and the working capacity an average of two years after the infection were studied. HBe antigen and the corresponding antibody were detected by immunodiffusion and the results compared with the clinical course.

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