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Serological markers of hepatitis B in patients with alcoholic liver disease: a multi-centre survey
  1. WS Hislop*,
  2. EAC Follett,
  3. IAD Bouchier*,
  4. RNM MacSween
  1. * Department of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee
  2. Regional Virus Laboratory, Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow
  3. University Department of Pathology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow


    In a study of 195 patients derived from five centres in northern Britain and with histologically confirmed alcoholic liver disease we have found an increased prevalence of serological markers of hepatitis B. This increased prevalence was found in each of the five centres; the overall frequency ranged from 11% sero-positivity in fatty liver, 12% in alcoholic hepatitis and 27% in cirrhosis.

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