hepatitis B e antigen
(HBeAb, HBe, HBeAg), an antigen, or group of antigen's, associated with hepatitis B infection and distinct from the surface antigen (HBsAg) and the core antigen (HBcAg); it is associated with the viral nucleocapsid. Its presence indicates that the virus is replicating and the individual is potentially infectious.
(05 Mar 2000)
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