ROBERT W. HILBERG, M.D.; LAWRENCE M. MULHERN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN J. KENNY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; FRANK J. LUPARELLO, M.D.
Two sisters with chronic active hepatitis and positive lupus erythematosus preparations are discussed. This association has not been previously documented. Absence of Australia antigen in our two patients is consistent with previous findings reported by other authors. The insensitivity and infrequent application of currently used techniques for the detection of Australia antigen in chronic active hepatitis, with and without positive lupus erythematosus cell preparations, are discussed.
HILBERG RW, MULHERN LM, KENNY JJ, et al. Chronic Active Hepatitis: Report of Two Sisters with Positive Lupus Erythematosus Preparations. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:937–941. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-6-937
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(6):937-941.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease, Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology.
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