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Studies of Australia-SH Antigen in Sporadic Viral Hepatitis in London

Br Med J 1970; 1 doi: (Published 14 February 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:403
  1. Yvonne E. Cossart,
  2. J. Vahrman


    Sera from 87 patients with acute sporadic viral hepatitis were tested for the presence of the Australia-SH antigen. Forty-three were positive by the complement-fixation test, but only 24 of these reacted in the gel-diffusion test. The antigen was equally distributed in infectious and serum hepatitis. The relationship of naturally occurring antigen-positive hepatitis to the Willow-brook MS-2 type is discussed.