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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC930959 Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 22 January 2019

Autopsy study of liver cirrhosis in Manila, Philippines: Its association with hepatitis B surface and core antigen and delta infection.

 Yasui H,
 Sugimura H,
 Irie H,
 Dalmacio-Cruz AE,
 Shiga J,
 Mori W

Common-type liver cirrhosis in Manila, Philippines, was studied pathologically, especially in light of the prevalence of hepatitis B virus surface, core, and delta antigens in liver tissue. Liver cirrhosis was found in 2.3% of the total cases (15,838) autopsied during the last 15 years. In terms of the classification of liver cirrhosis, posthepatitic, postnecrotic, and portal types accounted for 20.0%, 21.8% and 26.6%, respectively. Seven percent of the cases of liver cirrhosis (total, 25 cases) occurred in those under age 20.

Rates of positivity for HBsAg, HBcAg and delta antigen were 28.6% (8 out of 28), 17.9% (5 out of 28) and 0% (0 out of 33), respectively.

These results coincide with those previously reported for other countries in Southeast Asia. (Author)

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Asian Med J
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