Which findings are diagnostic for chronic 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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For patients who recover, seroconversion to hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) and hepatitis B e antibody (anti-HBe) is observed. The anti-HBc is of the IgG class. Patients with persistent HBsAg lasting more than 6 months are considered to have chronic hepatitis.


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