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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. 
Ng, W.C. 
Kang, J.Y. 
Yap, I. 
Seet, B.L.
Teo, J. 
Smith, R.
Guan, R. 
Keywords: Anti-HBs
HBeAg
HBsAg
HBV carriers
HBV-DNA
Issue Date: Apr-1996
Citation: 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
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133581
ISSN: 00375675
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