Y. K. Malhotra 1, A. J. Kanwar 1, S. K. Pathak 2
1-Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J 2-Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis,Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 3, No.1. January 1980:103-104
Forty one patients of leprosy were investigated for detection of hepatitis B antigen and antibody to hepatitis B antigen employing counter immunoelectrophoresis. Hepatitis B antigen could not be detected in any case while anti HBsAg was detected in 9(21.9%) cases. These results were insignificant compared to normal blood donors from the same section of population. Opportunity for infection is the vital factor in determining the carriage rate of HBsAg.
Keywords: Australia Antigen and Antibody among Leprosy Patients in Libyan Jamahiriya