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Sep 22, 2007

Hi Barabara,

My mother age 46 years has undergone whole body blood tests and she got HBsAg as positive .

here are the full blood test results:

HBsAg - positive Anti HCV -negative HIV I & HIV II antibodies -negative HBeAg -Negative Anti -HBe Total- Positive

can you please analyse the results and tell me

1. Is the disease active or chronic and how far she is infected

2. And I am expecting a baby very soon , Is there any harm for the baby from my mother?

3. Is the disease going to spread via Saliva or sweat

4. Can you suggest any medicine to protect her liver and improve Immunity

I really need your help , Please I am so worried about my mom

Thank you Saritha

Response from Dr. McGovern

I suspect she may be an "inactive" carrier based on the hepatitis B antibody results. I would want to follow up on liver function tests and hepatitis B DNA results.



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