Last updated on August 2019

Follow-up of HBsAg Inactive Carriers Study


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Hepatitis B
  • Age: Between 18 - 70 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HBsAg + since one year or more.
  • HBeAg -, anti-HBe antibodies +
  • HBV-DNA < 20000 UI/ml on all dosages realized during past year (ultra-sensitive PCR with a detection threshold < 20 UI/ml), at least 2 dosages during past year.
  • AST and ALT transaminases < ULN on all dosages realized during past year (at least 3).
  • Age > 18 and < 70
  • We will include consecutively all encountered patients (consultation, hospitalization) and diagnosed as HBsAg inactive carriers in each participating center.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • anti-VHC antibodies +
  • anti-VHD antibodies +
  • anti-VIH antibodies +
  • genetic hemochromatosis
  • liver cirrhosis on liver biopsy or with non-invasive methods (Fibrometer, Fibroscan, Fibrotest, Hepascore )
  • Past or present treatment against HBV
  • Ultrasonic diagnosis of HCC or Portal Hypertension
  • non compliant patient whom 5 years follow-up seems uncertain.

Recruitment Status: Open


Brief Description Eligibility Contact Research Team


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