The change of the quantitative HBsAg level during the natural course of chronic hepatitis B.

@article{Kim2011TheCO,
  title={The change of the quantitative HBsAg level during the natural course of chronic hepatitis B.},
  author={Yu Jin Kim and Hyun Chin Cho and Moon Seok Choi and Joon Hyeok Lee and Kwang Cheol Koh and Byung Chul Yoo and Seung Woon Paik},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={
          817-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is insufficient information about HBsAg levels and their correlation with serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in chronic hepatitis B (CHB). AIMS We aimed to describe HBsAg levels during various phases of CHB and to investigate the correlation with serum HBV DNA levels. METHODS A total of 645 treatment-naïve Korean CHB patients were included in this retrospective cross-sectional study. They were categorized into immune tolerance (IT, n=56), HBeAg-positive hepatitis (EPH, n=150… CONTINUE READING
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