Which factors improve the prognosis in hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) infection?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patients who have lost the hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) and in whom hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA is undetectable have an improved clinical outcome, as characterized by the following:

  • Slower rate of disease progression

  • Prolonged survival without complications

  • Reduced rate of HCC and cirrhosis

  • Clinical and biochemical improvement after decompensation


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