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Chronic Active Autoimmune Hepatitis

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Frequently Asked Questions About 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 »

neutropenia and chronic active HCV infection treatmentinfection

I was recently informed that chronic active hepatitis C can not be treated when occuring in an HIV infected person with lymph. T CD4+ count less than 200/mL or neuthrophils count less than 1000/mL.Is that a RULE or these are conditions which...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
We usually consider for treatment HIV coinfected patients,that have CD4 higher than 100,and total neutrophile count of 1500 or more.We also want patients to be well controlled from the HIV,and to be in stable therapy.The risk of decreases in CD4 and... Read more »

am i chronic active hbv??

I am a 21 yr old male recently diagnosed with hbsag +ve, e antigen +ve, e antibody -ve, hb surface antibody +ve, dna= 3 billion copies and ast=48,alt=50. My liver u/s showed mild increased echogenicity and afp =1.1. I dont know how i contracted hbv,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Good question. Your liver function tests are only mildly abnormal despite having a very high viral load. You may be in the immune tolerant phase yes..However I would want to follow a few more liver function tests before making that decision for sure... 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
Sjogren's Syndrome
Lupus Erythmatosus
Multible Sclerosis
Myasthenia Gravis
Reiter's Syndrome
Grave's Disease

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

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Co-infection HIV-HBV chronic

Posted by MPL1160
I am looking to connect with other coinfected with HBV chronic and share experience and info. I am in the NY metropolitan area but not necessarily looking for people in the same area. Anyone interested can either thread or email me direct at... Read more »

hepatitis and swollen nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does hep cause swollen lymph nodes? Read more »