hepatitis b and d
Jun 18, 2006
Is chronic hepatitis b or d possible if hbsag is negative?
Response from Dr. McGovern
Hepatitis B surface antigen is positive in 99.9 percent of the time. Rarely - very rarely - the surface antigen can be negative and a patient can have active disease. This is due to a rare mutant that does not make surface antigen. This virtually never happens.
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