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Chronic Autoimmune 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 »

autoimmune hepatitis

is autoimmune hepatitis genetic or hereditary ... Read more »

Autoimmune hepatitis

Dear Dr Dieterich,I am not so sure if you are the right specialist about this topic, but i need... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Living With Chronic Hepatitis B

What Should You Know to Keep Others From Getting Infected With HBV? What Is Chronic (Life-Long) Hepatitis B? How Serious Is Hepatitis B? How Could You Have Been Infected With HBV? How Can I Take Care of My Liver? Is There Treatment for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Examines Ways to Restore Immunity to Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) attacks the immune system, stopping T cells from functioning. Using animal models, researchers found a way to block a protein called programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) that helps the virus thrive, thus restoring immune... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Community-Based Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C in Drug Users: High Rates of Compliance With Therapy Despite Ongoing Drug Use

The authors note that UK authorities' hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment guidelines are evolving with respect to injecting drug users (IDUs). Nonetheless, patients with circumstances thought to reduce compliance are excluded from many studies,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Expands Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today published new recommendations for health care providers that are designed to increase routine testing in the United States for chronic hepatitis B, a major cause of liver disease and... 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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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 »

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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