Characteristics of patients with chronic hepatitis B in France: predominant frequency of HBe antigen negative cases.

@article{Zarski2006CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of patients with chronic hepatitis B in France: predominant frequency of HBe antigen negative cases.},
  author={J P Zarski and Patrick Marcellin and Vincent Leroy and Christian Tr{\'e}po and Didier Samuel and Nathalie Ganne-Carri{\'e} and Karl Barange and Val{\'e}rie Canva and Michel Doffoel and Paul Cal{\`e}s},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={355-60}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS An increasing prevalence of HBe antigen (HBeAg) negative chronic hepatitis B has been recently reported in many countries. The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency and the characteristics of HBeAg-negative as compared with HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B in France. METHODS Eight hundred and sixty-five patients with histologically proven chronic hepatitis B seen in 26 University centers were included. The proportion with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B was 72… CONTINUE READING