1921
Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

The correlation between transmission of e-antigen (e-Ag) and hepatitis B antigen (HBAg) was investigated in primary and secondary cases of type B hepatitis occurring in 15 families. The e-Ag was not consistently transmitted in the familial environment, as were the and subtypes of HBAg, but occurred in erratic fashion among genetically and epidemiologically related cases. It is concluded that e-Ag is probably the non-transmissible product of a specific individual response to hepatitis B infection.

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1978-03-01
2017-09-22
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  • Accepted : 31 Oct 1977

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