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Can someone please tell me if in window period we only have Anti HBc positive , so how is it in the picture of both first aid and kaplan's figures related to hepatitis B we have positive Anti Hbe too? Take a look again
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window period is defined as the duration during which neither HBsAg nor AntiHBsAg is detected in the serum of patient(due to immunological phenomenon causing precipation of Ag-Ab complexes at equilibrium.Serological test conducted during window period will be positive for HbeAb AND HBcAb.
this what is explained in Kaplan Q bank.Hope it will be helpful for u
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i think you are mixing it up @trupsi

during window period,HBeAg and HBV DNA have gone.it means you are recovering and not infective since those two are the bad guys.
the only marker for window period is Anti HBcAb(core Ab IgM)
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i think you are mixing it up @trupsi

during window period,HBeAg and HBV DNA have gone.it means you are recovering and not infective since those two are the bad guys.
the only marker for window period is Anti HBcAb(core Ab IgM)
Hey buddy,What i said is the same thing ,different way..HBeAb:antiHBe antibodies..and HBcAb:AntiHBcantibodies..sorry for the confusion
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1st of all thank you very much for your replies.
I know all this about window period but if you actually take a look at the figures again you will see we have increase in Anti HBe ab before the start of window period!
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HBe-antigen is gone during window period, but I also see that there is both anti-HBe antibody and anti-HBc antibody during the period as well...

Can anyone clarify if there is actualy BOTH anti-HBe and anti-HBc antibodies during the window period?
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