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A patient with hepatitis B, antimicrosomal antibodies, and autoimmune hypothyroidism.
  1. W. R. Catapani,
  2. O. Valente,
  3. C. Aguiar
  1. Department of Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.

    Abstract

    A 37-year-man with chronic hepatitis B was diagnosed as having antimicrosomal antibodies and subclinical hypothyroidism. The association of autoimmune manifestations with hepatitis B has been less frequently reported than with hepatitis C virus. It is discussed whether this patient illustrates a case of spontaneous development of antimicrosomal antibodies, only casually associated with the presence of hepatitis B virus, or there is a real causative relationship between both conditions.

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