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Hep B
May 29, 2009

Thank you Doctor to answer my question on May 12,2009. My new test report shown HBsAG=Positive, HBsAB=178.21, HB core AB=08.00, HB A AB-IGM=0.21, HB c AB=Negative and ALT=71, AST=111 and Hep B Virus bDNA=9,443,489 Please tell since how long in past I had this diagnosed. I'm 49 year of age. Thak you for your time.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I suspect your core IgG antibody is positive and the core IgM is negative. I suspect that you have chronic hepatitis B and you will need serial follow up of your liver function tests (every 3 to 6 months). If they continue to be abnormal with viremia, I would consider getting an ultrasound, and an alfa feto protein, and starting treatment.

Should I worry?
medication in case of low viremia

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