|HEP B TEST
Jun 28, 2004
Dear Dr. Dieterich: I was diagnosed with Hep B in September of 2003. My last lab results were done in May. Hepatitis A Antibody Igm HAVAB-iGM NEGATIVE
HEP B SURFACE ANTIGEN HBsAg POSITIVE
HEP B CORE ANTIBODY ANTI-HBc POSITIVE
HBsAg (NEUTRALIZATION POSITIVE
HEP B SURFACE ANTIBODY ANTI-HBs POSITIVE
HEPATITIS Be ANTIGEN HBeAG negative
HEPATITIS Be ANTIBODY ANTI-HBe POSITIVE
MY hepatitis B VIRUS dna ultraquant 111 pg/ml.
My first dna reading was in September 2003. My DNA was 4.89 two weeks later it was 8.26. In February 2004 it went down to 3.27. My Liver specialist said I was on the road to recovery. When I saw him in May, he said he was concerned and he is sending me to a Hepatologist. He has never seen HBsAG NEUTRALIZATION and Hep. B SURFACE ANTIBODY BOTH POSITIVE
I'm really concerned and scary of the unknown.
Can you please tell me more about my results.
Thanking you in advance.
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
This is hepatitis B which sounds chronic. You need a HBV DNA by PCR and to see a hepatologist. You need treatment with either lamivudine, adefovir or both. A liver biopsy would also hep stage your disease. It is easy to treat not so easy to stop treatment. However the side effects are very benign. Good luck! DTD
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