|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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