Mechanisms In The Body To Destroy The Hepatitis Virus?
Some say white blood cells in the body can eat the virus with phagiscosis … Neutrophils and macrophages can destroy HBSAG … Please explain?
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During hepatitis B virus infection, the patient's immune response causes both hepatocellular damage and deadly virus.
The innate immune response such as macrophages and leukocytes does not play an important role in this process, but rather the adaptive immune response in cytotoxic T lymphocytes which contributes to most of the liver cell damage to destroy the hepatitis B virus.
The trick is to kill infected cells and produce antiviral cytokines, which are then used to eradicate the hepatitis B virus from liver cells.
This phase can last for years if the immune response is not strong enough to clear the virus from the host's body.
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