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hepa b and bruises (viral load)
Mar 29, 2009

good day doc, I am a chronic hbv carrier since birth and I easily bruise. There are constant bruises on my body and when they disappear they are replaced with new bruises, my viral load is greater that 110,000,000 iu/ml, liver profile and blood peripheral smear is normal, Is there a relation between easily bruising and hepa b infection more importantly with the high viral load? Thank you.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Yes there can be. Certain clotting factors are made in the liver and if the liver is damaged they may not be made effectively.



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