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Inactive Carrier.....Immunosuppression
Dec 19, 2004

Dear Dr,

I am an inactive carrier of HBV (e antigen - Neg, e antibody - Positive, DNA PCR - Undetectable, Normal LFT). I am 30 yrs old.

I wanted to know at what age the virus will usually become active again?

or will it remain inactive for a lifetime if I do not have any cases of immunosuppression by chemotherapy or steroids?

Thanks a lot in advance.

Response from Dr. McGovern

It is difficult to say. However, you are in an excellent category and I would just want to emphasize simple blood test monitoring every 6 months to be certain all remains well.

Happy holidays! Dr. McGovern



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