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hep b chronic? hbv counts
Apr 13, 2008

I have recently found out that i have hepatitis b. i am a 30 year old american born asian male. My parents are from taiwan but i am the 1st generation. my results are

hep b sur ag*positive* hep b sur ab negative hep b core ab*positive

ast 26 u/l alt 49 u/l

hbv qnp hep b pcr 185000 iu/ml hep b copies 507000 #/ml

can you help me with some information? will i need medication? is this high for someone my age? anything info will help. thanks

Response from Dr. McGovern

You do have chronic infection by your laboratories. You will need to be under the care of a hepatologist who will monitor your blood tests serially over time and will also get an ultrasound of your liver. He or she will help advise at to when you may need to obtain a liver biopsy. No treatment would be recommended immediately - these decisions occur over time and with further evaluation.



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