Intrahepatic expression of hepatitis B core and surface antigens in chronic hepatitis delta-virus infection.

@article{Chu1992IntrahepaticEO,
  title={Intrahepatic expression of hepatitis B core and surface antigens in chronic hepatitis delta-virus infection.},
  author={C. M. Chu and Yun-Fan Liaw},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 1-2},
  pages={153-8}
}
To evaluate the interference of hepatitis B virus (HBV) protein expression in the liver in chronic hepatitis delta-virus (HDV) infection, the intrahepatic expression of hepatitis B core and surface antigens (HBcAg and HBsAg) was studied in 36 HBsAg carriers who were seropositive for anti-HDV and in 36 anti-HDV negative controls [18 with serum hepatitis B e-antigen (HBeAg) and 18 with anti-HBe]. Of 18 HBeAg-positive patients with anti-HDV, 12 had HDV antigen (HDAg) in the liver. HBcAg was… CONTINUE READING