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Precore or Inactive?
Aug 3, 2004

My test results follow:

Hep B Surface Ag Positive Hep B e Antigen Negative Hep B e AB Positive HBV DNA Count 2000 copies/ml April 2004 18000 copies/ml July 2004

My liver function has always been normal and I never have had hepatitis symptoms.

I am told I have the precore mutant and should start Adefovir. Could I just be inactive? Any problems with starting the drug based on above data?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

no problem at all. I offer it to patients frequently. You might also want to consider a liver biopsy. DTD



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