The authors, based on their previous observations, analysed the serological incidence of the EBV infection in patients with viral hepatitis, HBsAg carriers and alcoholic liver diseases compared to control group. For the better statistical comparison they have selected the patients of 20-60 years of age and by using Khi-square probe, compared the incidence of IgM and IgG type antibodies against EBV in the samples. Significantly higher incidence (P < 0.05) of IgM antibodies were found in the samples of patients with alcoholic liver disease and of HBsAg carriers compared to the patients of viral hepatitis and control group. No similar distribution was observed related to the IgG type antibodies. Certain degree of "immunocompromised" condition is suspected in the cases of patients with HBsAg carrier state and with alcoholic liver disease known from the literature as the main reason behind the relatively more frequent Epstein-Barr virus infection.
|Translated title of the contribution||Serologic signs of Epstein Barr virus activity in acute viral hepatitis, symptomless HbsAg carriers as well as in alcoholic liver diseases|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 21 1996|
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