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Lupus. 1997;6(6):543-4.

Hepatitis B and C viruses serology in patients with SLE.

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Rheumatic Diseases Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Soroka Medical Centre and Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Abstract

Sera of 95 patients with SLE were tested for the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti-hepatitis C antibodies. The results show that HBsAg was not detected in the sera of all of the SLE patients. Only one patient was confirmed to have anti-HCV antibodies, suggesting that chronic infection with hepatitis B and C is not increased in patients with SLE compared with the general population.

PMID:
9256314
DOI:
10.1177/096120339700600612
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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