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Hepatitis B Curable?
May 22, 2005

I read your answer that Hepatitis B being curable, how come my doctor does not prescribe medication for me? Is it because I'm inactive? What is the definition of inactive hepatitis?

Response from Dr. McGovern

An inactive chronic carrier has evidence of hepatitis B surface antigen but no evidence of virus in the blood and the hepatitis B e antigen is negative with a positive e antibody. These patients usually have normal liver function tests. I know this is all very confusing, but speak with your physician so he or she can explain it to you.

Sometimes patients are also not treated even if they have virus in the blood because their liver biopsy looks good or they have normal liver function tests.

Dr. McGovern

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