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Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) subtypes in Uganda. A preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  610020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hepatitis B surface antigen positive sera for 34 African residents in Uganda were analysed for antigenic determinants and ethnic groups. Twenty four of the subjects belonged to Bantu ethnic groups and the rest to non-Bantu ethnic groups. Nineteen of the Bantu had antigenic subtype adw and only one of the non-Bantu had subtype adw. The association between subtypes and ethnic groups was found to be statistically significant (p less than 0.01). The results in this preliminary report agree with reports from West Africa of a high preponderance of hepatitis B surface antigenic subtype ayw among the non-Bantu West Africans.
Authors:
S K Lwanga; C L Olweny; P M Tukei; K Nishioka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical and geographical medicine     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0041-3232     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Geogr Med     Publication Date:  1977 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-05-24     Completed Date:  1978-05-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376231     Medline TA:  Trop Geogr Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Africa
Ethnic Groups
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens / analysis*,  classification
Humans
Transients and Migrants
Uganda
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hepatitis B Surface Antigens

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