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Boys with Chronic Hepatitis B May Experience HBeAg Seroconversion and Reduced HBV Viral Load at Puberty

Boys with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection may experience hepatitis B "e" antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion and see a reduction in HBV DNA levels when they reach puberty, according to a study published in the March 2010 issue of Gastroenterology. These findings shed further light on sex differences in the natural history of hepatitis B.

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