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Autoimmune Disease And Chronic Active Hepatitis

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Chronic HBV can lead to autoimmune hepatitis?

Hello Dr McGovern,I have been a life-long carrier of Hepatitis B for 40 years. My doctor believes I am an inactive carrier because my liver function tests, ALT, AST have been consistently normal. (By normal, I mean ALT < 33 IU, not like the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I looked up the journal article you found, but you will note that this is only a studies of laboratory phenomena...There are no liver biopsy results reported. Autoimmune disease is a diagnosis based on liver histology in most cases. Some patients... Read more »

Chronic Active Hepatitis B

Just in need of some clarification. I was told probably eight years ago after having hepatitis B that it was chronic active. I have never paid much attention to that aspect of my health. Myfocus has always been on HIV, and I have not had any more...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Between 5 to 10% of people who develop acute hepatitis B will become chronicallyinfected. Of those, 70% develop chronic persistent hepatitis (CPH) and 30% develop chronic active hepatitis (CAH). Although the only sure way to tell the difference is... Read more »

Window period and autoimmune disease

I'm suffering from Sjogren's syndrome but I'm not on any medications. Could such an autoimmune disease delay the formation of antibodies to be picked up by an ELISA HIV-test? Thus making the window period longer?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sjgren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva. Having this condition would not alter the duration of the window period or affect the ability of the body to... Read more »

autoimmune disease and HIV test

Dr Conway: I have Uveitis and use Prednisolone eye drops for last 5 years on and off. I have done 7 ELISA HIV 1/2 tests since my last exposure 7 mo ago. Since Prednisolone can impact antibody production and a false negative result can happen, I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Prednisolone eyedrops do not produce systemic immune suppression, and would not affect the results of your HIV test. As for HIV-2, it would be effectively ruled out by the antibody test that was done, so I would not worry about this infection being... Read more »
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Autoimmune disorder list

Posted by Anonymous
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Pernicious Anemia
Addison's Disease
Type 1 Diabetes
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Dermatomyositis
Sjogren's Syndrome
Lupus Erythmatosus
Multible Sclerosis
Myasthenia Gravis
Reiter's Syndrome
Grave's Disease

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Autoimmune

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is considered an autoimmune problem tha will prolong conversion? Can anyone shed some light?

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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND TESTING RESULTS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had an autoimmune disorder and didnt know it and you tested 18 weeks post exposure could your results still be negative? I've heard that if you had an autoimmune disorder it wouldn't cause a negative but either an intermediate or false... Read more »

Autoimmune disease

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is an overgrowth of yeast considered an autoimmune disease which could delay a positive hiv result?
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