is hepa b got cure? how effective is this?
May 14, 2006
Dear Dr. Barbara McGovern,first of all I would like to thank u for all of your effort answering all the patients question.. Maam i just want to know if there is a cure of hepa B.. coz my couzin got this kind of desease and I just want to know if is there a cure for this desease and how effective is this.. coz my cousin is so pityful,coz shes worry of this a lot... please Doctor answer my question.. thank u and have a good day and God bless..
Response from Dr. McGovern
There are multiple good treatments now for hepatitis B and more are on the way.
First though, your cousin should have evaluation to see if she needs treatment. This is usually determined by taking several different blood tests to evaluate the amount of virus in her body and the amount of "irritation" in her liver tests. Then a liver biopsy will determine how much disease she has.
Thanks for looking out for your cousin. Dr. M.
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