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Year : 1977  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 186-188

Hepatitis B antigen and venereal diseases (A preliminary study)

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay-400012, India
2 B.G.R.C. Unit, Haffkine Institute, Bombay-400 012., India

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R S Shetty
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay-400012
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226 volunteer donors and 320 cases of syphilis (with positive VDRL test) were screened for hepatitis B antigen (HBs Ag, Australia antigen). The incidence of hepatitis B antigen in these groups was 0.88% and nil respectively. The present data, though small in size do not indicate any positive correlation between HBsAg and syphilis-as claimed by other workers.

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