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Another question for Dr. Dieterich
Aug 4, 2003

Might it be hepatitis?? I have been tested by elisa for HIV & HTLV - both negative but I have internuclear opthalmoplegia, paresthesias, nerve pain in both feet, a CD4 of 400,430 & a CD 19 - B cell count of 56 & 29. Tested pos for ebv. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but no demylenating plaques are seen on MRI. Please let me know if I should get retested for HIV &/or hepatitis. Thank you.

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Does not sound like any hepatitis that I ever heard of. However if you really want to be sure, get HCV RNA and HBV DNA levels to make absolutely certain. Good luck! DTD



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