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Chronic vs Acute
Jan 11, 2009

2005 Doctor thought I will mostly likely clear the HBV virus on my own.

After 6 months they saw some activity. I was then referred to a specialist. Two years passed and here are my results:

Surface antigen (-) Antibody (-) E Antibody (+) Core IgM (+)

Does this conclude I cleared the virus and produced antibodies? If so, can it come back? Do I still do a yearly Hepatic Panel?

Thank you!

Response from Dr. McGovern

I don't understand your results - by two years, your core IgG should be positive - not your IgM which is seen in acute Hepatitis B. I would recheck these results with your physician. Your negative surface antigen is good news.



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