|Year : 1993 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 31-32
Australia Antigen (HBsAG) in Institutionalised Schizophrenics
S Chaudhury1, S Chandra2, GS Chopra3, M Augustine4
1 Psychiatrist, 151 Base Hospital, C/O 99 A.P.O., India
2 Senior Psychiatrist, Mental Hospital Bareilly (UP), India
3 Pathologist, Mental Hospital Bareilly (UP), India
4 Specialist Sister (Psychiatry), 151 Base Hospital, C/O 99 A.P.O., India
In a study of sixty institutionalist Schizophrenic patients, sixty chronic schizophrenic outpatients and an equal number of age and sex matched normal controls from the same regional background, the prevalence of HBsAG was six, one and zero respectively. Institutionalized schizophrenic patients are a high risk group for hepatitis B virus infection.
Psychiatrist, 151 Base Hospital, C/O 99 A.P.O.
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