Hepatitis B virus carrier rate in pulmonary tuberculosis patients

Maheswari, Navneet; Rattan, Ashok; Gupta, Alok Deep; Maheswari, R. and Bal, Ashok (1989) Hepatitis B virus carrier rate in pulmonary tuberculosis patients. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 36 (2). pp. 39-40.

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HBsAg was positive in 12(15%) out of 80 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and in only 2 (5%) of the 40 healthy control patients. HBsAg was more frequently found in patients with impaired cell mediated immunity and it is recommended that keeping in view the increased susceptibility of pulmonary tuberculosis patients to Hepatitis B virus extra caution must be exercised while administering drug by parenteral route.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:HBsAG, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Cell Mediated Immunity, Hepatitis B Virus, Drug Administration
Subjects:Investigative Techniques > Drug Administration Routes
Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity > Immunity
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Virus Diseases > Hepatitis, Viral, Human > Hepatitis B
Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena > Drug Design
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Immunologic Factors > Antigens
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:3253
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:04 June 2009

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