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need help mom's hepa b result
Aug 16, 2010

my mom was diagnosed with hepa b few months ago, and it was a shocked to our family, for we didn't know how she got it. she sent to me her result, i was told my mom is infectious , but others say that she is an inactive carrier. here is her result: HBeAg nonreactive(negative) index value 0.176 HBsAg reactive(positive) Anti-HBs negative

my nephew always hangs around with my mom is this something we should be concern about? he is not vaccinated yet i believe.

thank you very much.

Response from Dr. McGovern

To know if she is inactive, she will need to have testing of HBV DNA and to have some serial liver function tests.

Your nephew should be fine. Hepatitis B is not spread with casual contact.

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