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precore mutant
May 19, 2004

Here are my test results:

Hep B Surface Ag Positive Hep B e antigen negative Hep B e ab Positive DNA detectable.

Based on all my Hep B readings, I think I am a precore mutant, but my liver function has always been normal and I have never had the hepatitis symptoms. What should I do now?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

You need to quantify the HBV DNA. If there is a very low level, then you may not need treatment. If there is 50,000 copies or more then you need treatment and a liver biopsy. Good luck! DTD

HCV and lactic acid
Father has decompensated cirrhosis

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