Sep 12, 2010
hi what is seroconvertion stage means in hepa b
Response from Dr. McGovern
When a patient with hepatitis B e antigen positive infection undergoes treatment, we like to see the patient lose their e antigen and gain e antibody. That tells us the patient has "seroconverted" which is a good sign, along with suppression of virus, that the treatment is working.
Most doctors then treat for about 12 months after seroconversion and then stop treatment to see if the virus remains suppressed. If the virus returns, treatment needs to be restarted...
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