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Help my 3 years old son! Great appreciated it!
Apr 6, 2008

I am so upset for 3 years old son's hepatitis B test result last week: Antibody to Hep B Core IGM - Negative HEP B "E" Antibody -Positive HEP B "E" Antigen -Negative Antibody to HEP B Surface Antigen - Negative HEP B Surface Antigen -Positive

My husband and myself both have HEP B and HBV DNA is very high. We had a 5 years old girl who has HEP B antibodies. Both my daughter and my son went through all neccessary vaccine after they were born in Canada. I didn't expect such results for my son and my heart broken after I knew the results.

My questions are: what conclusion according the results? Is it 100%certain that my son will be a HEP carrier? What else tests we should do for him( I am thinking HBV DNA and Antibody to HEP B Core IGG). Thank you so much for your answers.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Yes I agree that you should get a HBV DNA test. The positive e antibody is very reassuring that perhaps he is simply a carrier.

Best regards.



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