Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1993;34(8):739-744.
Published online August 1, 1992.
A Study on Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in Tear of Hepatitis Patients.
Geun Hae Seong, Sae Yun Kim, Kyung Moo Lee, Si Hwan Choi
1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea.
2Dr. Seong's Eye Clinic, 244-55 Yongmonn-dong, Taejon, Korea.
간염환자에서 누액내 Hepatitis B Surface Antigen 의 발현양상
성근해(Geun Hae Seong),김세윤(Sae Yun Kim),이경무(Kyung Moo Lee),최시환(Si Hwan Choi)
We performed the radioimmunoassay to detect the hepatitis B surface antigen(HBsAg) in the tear. Among 70 patients who have positive reactions for HBsAg in blood, 53 patients(75.71%) were positive for HBsAg in tear. Among the various groups of hepatitis, the most positive reaction for HBsAg in tear was higher in serum HBeAg positive group(92.68%) than in serum HBeAg negative group(51.72%). So we emphasize the possibility of transmission of hepatitis B virus infection via tear.
Key Words: HBsAg;Hepatitis;Radioimmunoassay;Tear;Transmission

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