Diversity of autoantibodies in primary biliary cirrhosis and chronic active hepatitis.

The presence of autoantibodies in the serum of 110 patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), 50 with HBsAg negative chronic active hepatitis (HBsAg- CAH) and 30 with HBsAg positive chronic active hepatitis (HBsAg+ CAH) was assessed using two methods: indirect immunofluorescence on cells grown in tissue culture (HEp-2 cell line) or standard mouse tissue… CONTINUE READING