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Sep 23, 2002

Doctor,

I'm a hep b carrier, just found out in April of this year. Went for testing for liver enzime, hbv dna, and hbv e ag, result: alt 75, ast 85, hbv dna 491,000 copies, and hbv e ag reactive. Liver biopsy was done 9-6-2002 with no results yet. My question is 1. Does this result mean I'm still carrier or replicating. 2. My doctor's name is Paul Pockros at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla Ca. Is he a capable doctor.

Wating for reply. Thanks

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Yes that is real hepatitis B. Paul Pockros is a superb liver doctor. Please give him my regards. You are in good hands! Good luck! DTD



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