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A 20 years old man with HBs Ag +ve, HbeAg -ve with SGOT and SGPT raised 5 times the normal value. The HBV DNA copies are 100000/ml which is the likely diagnosed?

asked 2017-04-29 05:29:47 -0500

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a) Wild type HBV b) Surface mutant HVB c) PreCore mutant HBV d) Inactive HBV carrier

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answered 2017-06-19 22:49:16 -0500

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C. Pre C region of HBV dna codes for HbeAg . HbeAg along HBV dna are markers for viral replication. In chronic hepatitis precore mutations leads to immune escape phase.

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