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HBs rick
Dec 1, 2007

Can the body immune system clear the body from HBsAg and still give positive HBsAg with normal liver enzym and undetectable level of PCR?

Response from Dr. McGovern

The body can sometimes eliminate HBsAg itself. However, some people have HBsAg persistently along with no detectable virus and normal liver enzymes. We call this an "inactive carrier" state. There is no associated liver disease and the patient does not need treatment because the immune system is keeping the virus in check.

How long without symptoms
HBsAg positive, HBV DNA 22 IU/ml, HBeAg nonreactive, Anti-HBe reactive

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