The role of quantitative hepatitis B surface antigen revisited.

  title={The role of quantitative hepatitis B surface antigen revisited.},
  author={Markus Cornberg and Vincent Wai-Sun Wong and Stephen A. Locarnini and Maurizia Rossana Brunetto and Harry L. A. Janssen and Henry L. Y. Chan},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  volume={66 2},
In the past 10years, there has been a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the use of serum hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) quantification to predict disease activity and monitor treatment response in chronic hepatitis B. The measurement of HBsAg levels have been standardized in IU/ml, and nowadays it is almost a mandatory measurement due to the development of new antiviral treatments aiming at HBsAg seroclearance, i.e., functional cure of hepatitis B. Recently, there has been an improved… CONTINUE READING
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