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Please help.? my 9 yo daughter exposed to hep c
Dec 3, 2006

I work in the med field and had what seems to be an acute hep c Lft over 1000 on 4/06. MY hep pannel neg one year ago.My family was tested on 7/06 by hep anti and pcr all were neg.My 9 yo daughter did not have an hep anti done just a hep c rna qual that was neg.So 10/06 I did the hep c anti 2.8 the Riba indeterminate NS5 neg,5-1-1 neg, c100-3 neg,c33 neg,c22p +4,SOD neg.hepatitis c PCR quant had no viral load.I repeated the hep anti 6 weeks later hep anti 2.7 Riba indeterminat.ANA neg, C3 complement high at 199.She has a history of eczema. 1.Is this a false positive or could she have been exposed and cleared the virus? 2.If this is a false positive will she have this anti and Riba indeterminate for ever or does this go away? 3.Do I need to retest her again and if so when? 4.My viral load was nondetectable one month after the start of treatment on 6/8/06. Thank you for your help.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Strongly suspect that she does not have hepatitis C. Her RIBA was indeterminate. No viral load and no reason to think she should have hepatitis C even if you do. No further testing needed. Good luck with your hepatitis C treatment.



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