Arthritis and Viral Hepatitis
Medical research progress rept. no. 13,
NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE NC
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The relationship of arthritis and viral hepatitis has recently been emphasized. It is suggested that circulating antigen-antibody complexes incorporating complement are responsible for arthritic symptoms in many cases. Although testing for the presence of hepatitis-associated antigen HAA is now employed more frequently to distinguish long incubation viral disease, no inferences can be drawn as to whether arthritis is more common in one form of hepatitis or the other. A case of arthritis associated with transient HAA and low serum complement in acute viral hepatitis is presented.
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