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|Title:||Serological profiles of hepatitis B carrier patients in Singapore with special reference to the frequency and significance of concurrent presence of HBsAg and anti-HBs|
|Authors:||Wang, Y.M. |
|Source:||Wang, Y.M., Ng, W.C., Kang, J.Y., Yap, I., Seet, B.L., Teo, J., Smith, R., Guan, R. (1996-04). Serological profiles of hepatitis B carrier patients in Singapore with special reference to the frequency and significance of concurrent presence of HBsAg and anti-HBs. Singapore Medical Journal 37 (2) : 150-152. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Hepatitis B serological markers were investigated in 1,132 consecutive Singaporean HBV carriers. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) were found concurrently in 234 carriers (234/1132 or 21%). Serum anti-HBs levels were more than 10 mlU/mL, in 80 of these carriers (80/234 or 34%). There were no difference in HBeAg positive status, as well as HBV-DNA positive status in concurrent HBsAg/anti-HBs carriers compared to carriers without anti-HBs. Our results suggested that concurrent HBsAg and anti-HBs is a common serologic pattern in Singaporean HBV carriers.|
|Source Title:||Singapore Medical Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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