hepatitis b reactive
Aug 6, 2005
I am from Philippines, last week my doctor advised me to have a HBsAg to determined if I have a Hepatitis B positive, and also Anti HCV (EIA) to determined also if i have a Hepatitis C. And this is my results, HBsAg = reactive, Anti HCV (EIA) = 0.018 Non reactive, SGPT/ALT = 90 U/L, can you explain further for this. I am very paranoid about this results. Is there any medicine to cure with this kind of disease. Please help me.... Thanks in advance.
Response from Dr. McGovern
Your hepatitis C antibody indicates that you have not been exposed to this virus.
Your hepatitis B surface antigen is reactive so you do have chronic infection. However, I cannot tell if you are an active or inactive carrier based on this one result.
I think you should have further testing of your hepatitis B panel to get more information which will help in determining if you need further evaluation (ie a liver biopsy). Your ALT is abnormal so I think you should pursue further testing.
Yes there are many good medicines available for hepatitis B now.
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