HEPATITIS-B SURFACE-ANTIGEN IN TEARS AND AQUEOUS-HUMOR - A COMPARATIVE-STUDY OF SERUM HEPATITIS-B SURFACE-ANTIGEN LEVELS


KOKSAL I. , CETINKAYA K., AKER F.

OPHTHALMOLOGICA, cilt.204, sa.1, ss.19-22, 1992 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 204 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1992
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000310261
  • Dergi Adı: OPHTHALMOLOGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.19-22

Özet

Tear samples of 20 patients who were determined to have positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) after an acute hepatitis B infection and aqueous humor samples of 10 patients who were HBsAg carriers were tested for HBsAg, and the results obtained for serum and these fluids were compared. In 85% of the 20 patients who were HBsAg positive, HBsAg was found to be positive in tear samples. In 50% of the other 10 patients in aqueous humor was also found to be HBsAg positive. Our findings show that tears and aqueous humor are important in the spreading of hepatitis B infections.