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Hepatitis B (cont.)

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cirrhosis, fulminant hepatitis, hepatitis B virus, HBV, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cancer, liver failure, liver transplant, yellow jaundice, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, acute hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis B, HBV infection, hepatitis B infection, hepatitis B causes, hepatitis B symptoms, hepatitis B treatment, liver biopsy, antiviral medications, hepatitis B vaccine, immune globulin

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In 1965, Blumberg et al reported the discovery of the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), also known as Australia antigen, and its antibody, hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb).

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