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According to Goljan, anti-HBc-IgM is the only marker present in Hepatitis B window phase.
According to Kapplan q bank HBcAb and HBeAb are both present on the window phase.
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According to Goljan, anti-HBc-IgM is the only marker present in Hepatitis B window phase.
According to Kapplan q bank HBcAb and HBeAb are both present on the window phase.
I have always known about HBcAb in window period - both from med school and now confirmed by Goljan...
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According to Goljan, anti-HBc-IgM is the only marker present in Hepatitis B window phase.
According to Kapplan q bank HBcAb and HBeAb are both present on the window phase.
I dont think Anti Hbe antibody is present in the window period.
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In Hep B, both the antigens and antibodies appear in alphabetical order...'c','e','s'.
In window phase 's' is in zone of equivalence that is all the antigens are neutralized by antibodies as a result of which neither can be detected in serum.
That would mean both 'c' and 'e' are past their equivalence zone and are in the antibody excess zone. So yes both the antibodies can be present. c is definitely present. e 'maybe' present.
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