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A hepatitis panel is ordered for a 27-year-old woman as part of a routine work-up for abdominal pain. Results of serologic testing are negative for HBeAg and HBsAg, but positive for HBsAb and IgG HBcAb. Which of the following is the appropriate conclusion?
(A) The patient has been exposed to hepatitis B and has completely recovered
(B) The patient has been exposed to hepatitis B and is in the acute disease phase
(C) The patient has been exposed to hepatitis B and is in the window phase
(D) The patient has been exposed to hepatitis B and is now chronically infected
(E) The patient has been exposed to hepatitis B but was never infected
 
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