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Shattock, AG and Fielding, JF and Arthurs, Yvonne and Doyle, GD and Kelly, Michael G (1982) Delta infection without increase in severity of hepatitis. The Lancet , 2 , (8310) , p. 1286.

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The findings of increased morbidity of HbsAG positive hepatitis with delta infection in a study by Dr. Smedile et al were contrary to those of studies performed by the authors. A group of 27 and a group of 41 drug abusers were examined serologically and had liver biopsies performed. There was no significant difference in histological findings between delta positive and delta negative patients in the 27 member group. None of the 41 member group showed any increase in severity of illness. Ethnic origin may be an important factor in the pathogenicity of the delta agent.


Item Type:Article
Date:December 1982
Call No:GH16.12.6
Page Range:p. 1286
Publisher:Elsevier
Volume:2
Number:8310
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Accession Number:HRB 722 (Available)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis B

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