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Title: Spontaneous Functional Cures of Hep B Occur Infrequently
Post by: Hep Editors on May 01, 2019, 10:45:03 am
People with hepatitis B virus (HBV) experience spontaneous loss of the virus’s surface antigen, or HBsAg, at a low rate, Infectious Disease Advisor reports. HBsAg loss is akin to a functional cure and is a major goal of research into new treatments for HBV.

Publishing their findings in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 56 studies of people with HBV around the world who were not receiving treatment for the virus.

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