|I am so confused with the results need your expert opinio ..please
Apr 30, 2005
Hi Dr Barbara
Sorry to bother you again but i am in deep trouble !!
As i have mentioned in my below last message that the doctor put me in zeffix because of my DNA level reading on the 22/02/05 (more than 85000 c/ml...but i have made onother dna test just before i start the zeffix on the 22/03/05 ..the result just came back and my readin level is 5000 c/ml !! is this possible in one month without treatment!!!?
What i shall do now stop the zeffix as it is no usfull with such low level??
I am so confused ..please help me with your opinio.
Dr: Barbara 45 years old , Male , Chronic HEP B .The doctor decided to put me on Zeffix .He blieves that there will be a responce and the reason is for the treatment is my HBV DNA level >10000 IU/ML.I have started Zeffix with the vaccination of A&B HBV and the reason from the doctor to use the vaccination is to help my amune system and Zeffix treatment to deal with the virus.Shall I continue ? and if there is no responce and i stop taking the therapy shall my virus come back worse than it is now ?
1-test in 1996 showed HbsAg: Positive, HbeAg: Negative, Anti HBC total positive, Anti HBC IGM: Negative, Anti HBE: Positive, Anti HBS: Negative. Anti HCV total: Negative. With normal LFT test. 2- Abdomen ultra sound is NORMAL. 3-AFP TEST=1.38 (REF- 00-5.8) - HBV-DNA (qualitative) using COBAS TAQMAN HBV KIT IS POSITIVE.
-HBV-DNA (quantative) using COBAS TAQMAN HBV KIT IS POSITIVE and showed the following results:
A- 14693 IU/ML (Moderate Viraemna). B-85219 C/ML . C-4.17 Log IU/ML . D- Sens.threshold:6 IU/ML LFT's Results : ALP2S=79 U/L Albumin = 4.8 g/dl
Bilirubin Direct= 0.1 mg/dl
Bilirubin Total= 0.61 mg/dl
Gamma GT = 28 U/L
SGOT= 16 U/L
SGPT =24 U/L
Total Protein= 7.51 g/dl
Alk.Phos.=85 U/L Trigl=136 mg/dl
| Response from Dr. McGovern
It is very interesting that your virus level has come down so dramatically even before treatment.
Hepatitis B activity can fluctuate significantly, and there is a small percentage of patients who will automatically clear virus on their own each year.
I personally would choose to continue treatment and I suspect your chances of doing well are extremely high since your immune system seems to be doing a great job.
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