|Please help me, some complication with Hep B?
May 21, 2011
I was diagnosed with Hep B in 2006. I have LFT and liver ultrasound in last December and that was normal with some fat in liver. I had HBV DNA count in 2009 august (3800 ul) with HBeAg negative. My question is should I worry even I have normal test? Recently I have eye inflamation, need long time treatment and doctor said it may be linked with arthitis and I heard that arthitis could be because of Hep b. Do you suspect such links? Thank you.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Normal liver function tests usually are not associated with significant liver disease. However, you need to have testing about every 3 to 4 months to see if this is always the case. You also have a very low viral load so your disease might be more inactive than active.
As for arthritis...There is no strong tie - you could have arthritis from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Your doctor can give you more guidance here based on your history and exam.
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