Study of antibody to hepatitis-B virus core antigen (anti-HBc) in chronic diffuse liver disease.

Abstract

The sera of 211 patients with histological evidence of chronic diffuse liver disease were studied for antibody to hepatitis-B virus core antigen (anti-HBc), hepatitis-B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) and antibody to the latter antigen (anti-HBs) by radioimmunoassay, using Abbott-RIA kits. The frequency of anti-HBc-positivity was found to be six times as high… (More)

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