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Which is harder to treat?
Nov 21, 2001

Dear Maribel, Which one is harder to cure, chronic HBV or chronic HCV? What do the numbers of ALT and AST tell us? (High number and low number) What does the HBcAd tell us about? Thanks for answering!

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

Alt and Ast are hepatic trasaminases,that appear in the blood when there is any kind of damage to the hepatic cells.These tests are non specific, as they can be high in many diseases or trauma to the liver.If they are normal or low,may mean that there is less inflamation of the liver,but still you may have inflamation. There is treatment available for both B and C hepatitis.Which is harder depends in each patients case.HBcAb is a serological marker that indicates infection with the Hep.B virus.It will remain positive even if the virus is cleared and the patient develop immunity.



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