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treatment for hep B carriers?
Jun 8, 2008

my brother 31 year of age recently diagnosed as carrier. having (MEIA)HBsAg reactive, HBsAb nonreactive, HBcoreTotal reactive, core IgM nonreactive,HBeAg nonreactive, HbeAb reactive, Hep B PCR (realtime 'Qiagen') Not Detected, Liver ultrasound normal, ALT 32. please tell is he a carrier or misdiagnosed and if he is then what will be the treatment and precautions as he is married.

Response from Dr. McGovern

He is correctly diagnosed as a carrier. He does not need treatment because there is no virus in his blood.

His wife should get vaccinated to protect her against infection in case his HBV becomes active again.

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