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Positive Result To Hepatitis Core B Antibody Without Illness

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Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including
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Evaluating Hepatitis B results

Hello,I'm asking this on behalf of my girlfriend, who is Chinese, living in China, and for my own peace of mind. I've been doing extensive reading about the disease, even since she told me she had it, but I'm still a little bit fuzzy on some...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
She should have measurement of her HBV DNA level to see if she has virus in her blood. If this is the case, then she has active disease. If not then she would be an "inactive" carrier.I would also want to get liver function tests to see if they are... Read more »

HepB test result confusion

I was hospitalized in 2005 for 8 days from a HepB infection. Have been tested now every 6 months for last few yrs. My readings have always been the same HBsAg screen (negative), Hep B core Ab, IgM (negative). Recently joined an online support group...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...To know if you had past hepatitis B with clearance you need to check the following:Hepatitis B core Ig G (note IgG - not IgM)Hepatitis B surface antibodyBoth should be positive. The fact that your surface antigen is negative Read more »

isolated hepatitis B core antibody

I checked for hepatitis b which showed HbSAg negative,HbSab negative but presence of core antibody. HCV negative, HIV negative; ALT> 65 IU;GGT & ALP also elevated. Please,what is wrong with me and what can I do
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Nothing clearly wrong. Would check the core test to see if it is core IgM or IgG since IgM would mean recent infection. If this is the case, your surface antibody should Read more »

Heb B Blood Test - Adoption

I was interested in an earlier post regarding adoption from China. I am adopting a 2-year-old boy with the following blood tests from Dec. 2004:HBsAg negativeHBsAb positiveHBeAg negativeHBeAb positiveHBcAb positiveIn the usual medical narratives...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...together nicely. I suspect your little boy does not have chronic hepatitis B (since the surface antigen is negative). However, the core, surface antibody, and e antibody are all positive suggesting the possibility that he was exposed to infection... Read more »
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Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...an acute infection (and can't get Hepatitis B again) Total Hepatitis B Core Antibody (anti-HBc) is an antibody that is produced by the body in response to a part of the Hepatitis... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
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Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...infection. Anti-HBs also develops in a person who has been successfully vaccinated against Hepatitis B. Total Hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc): Appears at the onset of symptoms in acute Hepatitis B and persists for life. The ... Read more »
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