Low level hepatitis B viremia detected by polymerase chain reaction accompanies the absence of HBe antigenemia and hepatitis in hepatitis B virus carriers.

@article{Niitsuma1997LowLH,
  title={Low level hepatitis B viremia detected by polymerase chain reaction accompanies the absence of HBe antigenemia and hepatitis in hepatitis B virus carriers.},
  author={Hirofumi Niitsuma and Motoyasu Ishii and Masakazu Miura and Koju Kobayashi and Takayoshi Toyota},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={119-23}
}
OBJECTIVES Because outcome of antiviral treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis (CH) B is difficult to predict, we compared the severity of hepatitis with serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA concentration. METHODS We studied 40 HBV carriers with distinct stages of chronic infection, 32 HBe antigen (HBeAg)-negative or low-grade positive carriers whose HBV strains did not contain a point mutation at nucleotide 1896, 37 HBeAg-negative carriers with or without hepatitis, and 51 HBeAg-positive… CONTINUE READING

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