Antibody to the hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg).


n an antibody to the e antigen of the hepatitis B virus. Its detection in the blood indicates the presence of a low-titer hepatitis B infection and decreased ability of the infected person to pass the virus on to another person.
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The launch of the company's VITROS Anti-HBe and HBeAg on VITROS 3600 and 5600 Systems complements the other hepatitis tests already available on VITROS 3600 and 5600 Systems.
73% of the patients had seroconverted as shown by the anti-HBe levels.
Analysis of liver disease, nuclear HBcAg, DNA viral replication, and hepatitis B virus DNA in liver and serum of HBeAgvs anti-HBe positive carriers of hepatitis B virus.
These cases could have been infected in the past, with the disappearance of anti-HBc; positive anti-HBe in these patients confirmed this possibility.
Existen reportes de casos de hepatitis B oculta (HBO), en pacientes positivos para anti-HBc con infeccion cronica por VHB, en ellos el HBsAg desciende a un nivel indetectable que puede asociarse con la aparicion de anti-HBs; este patron serologico se produce a un ritmo del 0,7-1,3% al ano y se asocia con mayor edad y reactividad para anti-HBe, estos hallazgos ratifican la importancia de la tamizacion de anti-HBc en bancos de sangre en la reduccion del riesgo de infeccion transfusional (26).
loss of HBeAg and appearance of anti-HBe (antibody to HBeAg).
Venous blood samples of 3 cc were obtained from these children and their HBV markers (HBsAg, anti-HBs, HBeAg, anti-HBe, anti-HBclgM, ve anti-HBclgG) were tested with the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay method.
Anti-Hbe occurs shortly after the disappearance of HBeAg and indicates that the patient is recovering from HBV infection.
We investigated serological markers of HBV infection: HBsAg, anti-HBs, HBeAg, anti-HBe, anti-HBcor Ig M, anti-HBcor Ig G.
10,17-20) Entre quienes permanecen positivos para el anti-HBe, 10 a 30% continuan con elevacion de la ALT y del ADN VHB despues de la seroconversion del HBeAg, y solo en 10 a 20% de los portadores inactivos pueden reactivarse la replicacion del VHB y ocurrir exacerbaciones de hepatitis despues de anos de quiescencia.
Anti-HBe usually reflects diminished viral replication.
Moreover, the patient achieved neither HBeAg seroconversion to anti-HBe nor normalization of ALT during the entire period of treatment, except for month 12, when her ALT concentration decreased to 33 IU/L (the upper limit of normal was 35 IU/L).