Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 18th, 1998
Researcher Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi and colleagues from the University of Tokyo found that the replication of hepatitis B virus (HBV) may persist in some organs, most likely in the liver or peripheral blood cells, for a long time after recovery from acute hepatitis B.
The duration of viremia in acute hepatitis B has been considered to cease with the clearance of the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) from serum. However, it has been shown that viremia in chronic hepatitis B persists after the...
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