am i infectious to others
Sep 4, 2011
Dear Madam, I am 34 years age. Height: 172 CM. wg. 64 KGs
My blood work result on 8.1.11. hbsag-positive HBeag: 0.09 - non-reactive <1.0 ( Non-reactive) >1.0 (Reaction) HBCAB: 0.011 Reactive > 1.00 ( Non-reactive < 1.0 ( Reactive) SGPT - 18 IU/L ( up to 40 ) USS Normal study.
6 months underwent homoe treatment at MD homeopathy.
My blood work result on 18.1.11. HBeag: 0.12 - non-reactive <1.0 ( Non-reactive) >1.0 (Reaction) HBCAB: 0.072 Reactive > 1.00 ( Non-reactive < 1.0 ( Reactive) HBsAB: <2.00 IU/L >10 ( Positive) HBV DNA * 51 IU/ML HB C virus non-reactive ( Tridot method) SGPT - 48 IU/L ( 9 to 34) SGOT 42 IU/L ( 10 -35)
What is my status? At this stage am I infectious to others or not? HBVDNA value 51 IU/ML it is low or high? Slight elevation of SGOT & SGPT means my liver damaged or not?
Response from Dr. McGovern
Your HBV DNA of 51 copies is extremely low and that is good news. This is consistent with an inactive carrier state. Your liver function tests are minimally elevated so I would just keep an eye on both your liver function tests and your HBV DNA test to see if anything changes.
If your LFTs and your virus level increase, it may be reasonable to get a liver biopsy to see if you have disease. However, right now, I would only do serial monitoring.
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