Existence and significance of hepatitis B virus DNA in kidneys of IgA nephropathy.

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AIM To investigate the existence and significance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy (IgAN). METHODS Fifty cases of IgAN with HBV antigenaemia and/or hepatitis B virus antigens (HBAg, or HBsAg, HBcAg) detected by immunohistochemistry in renal tissues were enrolled in our study. The distribution and localization of HBV… (More)

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@article{Wang2005ExistenceAS, title={Existence and significance of hepatitis B virus DNA in kidneys of IgA nephropathy.}, author={Niansong Wang and Zhao-long Wu and Yue-e Zhang and Lu-tan Liao}, journal={World journal of gastroenterology}, year={2005}, volume={11 5}, pages={712-6} }