|Chronic Hepatitis B Infection
Mar 14, 2009
My HBV test was positive and further investigation indicated that I have chronic HBV infection. Liver function test was okay. However the viral load has short up from 46,000 in 2007 to 64,000 in 2009. My doctor is contemplating a biospy and subsequent treatment for HBV infection. What is view, should undergo the Biospy and hence the treatement or not?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Your viral load is still on the lower end of the scale for most chronic patients so I think you would respond well to treatment if therapy is started.
Your liver biopsy will have to indicate a certain amount of scarring before your doctor will commit you to treatment.
The duration of treatment will depend on your HBeAg status.
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