Serologic and Virologic Markers of Hepatitis B Virus Infection

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D HBsAg (-), anti-HBs (+), Total anti-HBc (-), HBeAg (-), anti-HBe (-).

This answer is incorrect. This serologic profile is most consistent with an appropriate immune response to HBV vaccine. Patients who receive HBV vaccine are exposed only to HBsAg, not to any other components of HBV. Thus, serologic markers in persons who have never been infected with HBV, but have received HBV vaccine should exclusively show anti-HBs antibodies.

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A HBsAg (-), anti-HBs (+), Total anti-HBc (+), HBeAg (-), anti-HBe (+).
B HBsAg (+), anti-HBs (-), Total anti-HBc (-), HBeAg (-), anti-HBe (+).
C HBsAg (+), anti-HBs (-), Total anti-HBc (+), HBeAg (+), anti-HBe (-).

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