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ma'am pls help me out
Apr 6, 2008

as per ur advice i underwent liver biopsy results- Vascular relationships preserved.Portal areas expanded with a moderate lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate. Plasma cells are plenty and are seen spilling into the adjecent liver plates, and interface hepititis is marked. their is ballooning degeneration of hepatocytes , as well as focal macrovesicular steatosis in this biopsy. appropriate sized bile ducts are seen within the portal triads. Apoptotic bodies , ground glass hepatocytes and intralobular inflammation is present. Connective tissue stains demonstrate mild potal fibosis. Iron deposits are not demonstrated by Perls stain. PAS stain is non contributory. OPINION- Severe chronic hepatitisB (KI score-3+3+1+1=8/22) ma'am in which stage i am first, second, or third stage of liver damage. will i survive long or ???????????????? i am worried i love my family a lot, don't want to leave this wonderfull life this soon. how much years of life can i expect in this present condition of mine? will i be cured ever?

Response from Dr. McGovern

There are excellent treatments for hepatitis B. You will need to discuss the options with your physician but don't despair - you will do very well with close monitoring of your liver by ultrasound every six months and close checking of your HBV DNA level while on treatment.

chronic HBV carrier infected with hiv
Liver decompensation

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