Chronic HBV infection

Chronic HBV infection

Chronic HBV infection is characterized serologically by the presence of HBsAg, HBeAg, and HBcAb (IgG).

Patients (30%) with chronic HBV infection proceed to chronic active hepatitis, during which the virus is actively replicating and patients develop transaminitis.

Risk factors for chronicity include male gender and immunocompromised state.

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