Australia antigen and liver function tests following infectious hepatitis. A study of 111 patients in quest of aids in blood donor screening.

An epidemic of infectious hepatitis involving 99 patients and employees of a state mental hospital revealed Australia antigen Au(1) to be absent from the blood of all but one of the subjects when tested at six weeks, three months, nine months and 12 to 18 months after onset of jaundice. The single patient with Au(1) at 12 months had no enzyme abnormality to… (More)