What does the presence of antibodies to the e antigen (HBeAg) suggest in the pathogenesis of hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B)?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Antibody to HBeAg may be suggestive of a nonreplicative state if there is undetectable HBV DNA or the emergence of the core/precore variants and of chronic HBV HBeAg-negative disease.


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