Hepatitis B antigen in saliva, urine, and stool.

  title={Hepatitis B antigen in saliva, urine, and stool.},
  author={Gilbert R. Irwin and Annton M. Allen and William H. Bancroft and Jerzy Karwacki and Haywood L. Brown and R H Pinkerton and M Willhight and Franklin H. Top},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  volume={11 1},
A survey of hepatitis B patients, asymptomatic hepatitis B antigen (HBsAg) carriers, and control subjects was conducted to determine the relationship between antigenemia and antigen excretion in saliva, urine, and stool. Radioimmunoassay was used to detect HBsAg. Specificity-confirmed HBsAg was detected in the saliva of 6 (30%) of 20 antigenemic patients, 1 (5%) of 20 nonantigenemic patients, 14 (34%) of 41 carriers, and 0 of 112 controls. HBsAg was detected in urine only after 100-fold… CONTINUE READING


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