STRONG ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MEMBRANOUS NEPHROPATHY AND HEPATITIS-B SURFACE ANTIGENÆMIA IN JAPANESE CHILDREN

@article{Takekoshi1978STRONGAB,
  title={STRONG ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MEMBRANOUS NEPHROPATHY AND HEPATITIS-B SURFACE ANTIGEN{\aE}MIA IN JAPANESE CHILDREN},
  author={Y. Takekoshi and N. Shida and Y. Saheki and M. Tanaka and S. Matsumoto},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1978},
  volume={312},
  pages={1065-1068}
}
  • Y. Takekoshi, N. Shida, +2 authors S. Matsumoto
  • Published 1978
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Renal histology in 163 Japanese children, aged 3 to 15, with proteinuria and/or haematuria showed that 11 had membranous nephropathy (M.N) and the rest had various other renal diseases. Hepatitis-B-virus surface antigen (HBsAg) was identified, by a reversed passive haemagglutination method, in the serum of all the patients with M.N. but in only 4.6% of the patients with other renal diseases. 6 of the 11 mothers of the children with M.N. were positive for HBsAg, and 1 was positive for antibody… CONTINUE READING
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