A young man develops acute hepatitis B. Four months after his presentation he asks for a test that would predict the likelihood of developing long-term disease. Which agent would be most helpful in estimating the likelihood of developing chronic active hepatitis in this patient?
a. Hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG)
b. Hepatitis B virus DNA
c. Hepatitis B e antigen
d. Hepatitis B surface antigenMore »