oa South African Medical Journal - The prevalence of Virus-B hepatitis in South African Blacks
|Article Title||The prevalence of Virus-B hepatitis in South African Blacks|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Medicine, Johannesburg Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg **CMR Infectious Fevers Hospital, Maraisburg, Tvl ***School of Pathology, South African Institute for Medical Research and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Sep 1974|
|Pages||1837 - 1838|
|Keyword(s)||Black population, Epidemiology, Hepatitis B, Prevalence and Virology|
The importance of virus-B as a cause of acute hepatitis in South African Blacks was determined by examining the serum of 147 patients during the acute stage of the illness for the presence of hepatitis-B antigen (HBAg).
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