Australia antigen


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Related to Australia antigen: hepatitis B core antigen, HBsAg, Surface Antigen

Australia antigen

[ȯ′strāl·yə ′ant·i·jən]
(immunology)
An infectious agent that causes hepatitis in some people; similar to an inherited serum protein in being polymorphic.
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Next, the incidence of Australia antigen positivity was analyzed under the same parameters as above.
The Australia antigen in Brazilian healthy persons and in leprosy and leukemia patients.
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5] first described the Australia antigen and stated that this antigen could be identified in the sera of many hemophiliacs who had received multiple transfusions.

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