HBV infection ? - plz pour ur knowledge.. (Feb/22/2008 )
i have a question that is twisting my mind...
regarding Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection;
what is the order for the antibodies/antigens appearing...???
we have :
- surface antigen/antibody
an interpretation was;
this patient is not infected now --------from the fact that there is no genotype.
the patient was infected --------from the fact that he has surface antigen.( it is hard to be eliminated from the body )
can anyone tell me how mush true is this ????
and could you plz recommend a good virology book clarifying these points ???
There is a nice figure in Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_B ). Hope that helps.
thanks Bungalow Boy for the website..
it gave me links to other sites also...
as written,the ptn will be a carrier...( having HBsAg +ve,HBeAg -ve )
but we didn't get any HBV genotype from his sample which
means that there is no virus anymore..isn't it ??
looking forward your help !!