oa South African Medical Journal - Hepatic infections - Part II. The effect of acute and chronic hepatitis B antigenaemia on the reaction of antibodies to sheep red cells (microbial antigents) and human t-activated cells (exposed autologous tissue antigens)

Volume 56, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Using the agglutination of sheep red cells by human antibodies as an indicator of microbial antibody activity, a highly significant association was found between the response to the e antigen of the hepatitis B virus and the formation of strong antibody levels to microbial substances (x2 (1) = 33).

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