Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 7th, 1997
The mutation has not been found in patients with acute hepatitis B infection, leading the researchers to speculate that it may predispose the host to chronic infection.
Clearance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is almost always associated with seroconversion from hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) to anti-HBs positivity. However, in some sporadic cases of vaccine failure, both HBsAg and anti-HBs can be found in the same patient simultaneously, indicating unsuccessful antibody neutralization as well as viral...
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