Hepatitis B surface antigenemia in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in relation to clinical course and alpha-fetoprotein.

@article{Kubo1977HepatitisBS,
  title={Hepatitis B surface antigenemia in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in relation to clinical course and alpha-fetoprotein.},
  author={Yoshiro Kubo and Kunio Okuda and Yutaka Shimokawa and T Arishima and Eiichi Nagata},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1977},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={1213-6}
}
Hepatitis B surface antigen was determined in sera of 122 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma seen in Japan, using both the counterimmunoelectrophoresis and radioimmunoassay (RIA) techniques. It was positive in 49.2% of the patients with RIA, but the level of antigen in serum was relatively low since positivity rate by counterimmunoelectrophoresis was only 10… CONTINUE READING