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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Protection against..: Detection of antibody against hepatitis b surface antigen means the host is successfully immunized or recovered from hep b infection and therefore, is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Need expert care: This situation is too complex for safe advice on this forum. You should be seeing an expert in person, or perhaps seek HealthTap's concierge service w ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not to worry: Your body makes hep b surface antibody in response to the hepatitis b vaccine. It can also make it to the hepatitis b virus. If you've been vaccinated ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Recent infection: The presence of hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B e antibody suggest a recent hepatitis B infection. An appearance of hepatitis B surface ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: After acute exposure the antigen rises at 4 weeks, peaks at 14 weeks and dissipates by 24 weeks. If it has been 14 weeks after exposure you seem to be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Immunity: Hepatitis b surface antibody positive, means you are immune (you are protected) to hepatitis b, as long as the "surface antigen" is negative. Its no ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Active Infection: This can be yes. It may represent acute infection while clearing is occurring but it may also represent chronic carrier/ chronic active. Several med ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Treatment: Hepatitis B can be treated and your husband should seek treatment so that the infection does not progress to cirrhosis. Please consult an infectious d ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Recent infection: Positive HbSAg and IgM anti HbC suggest recent infection, but that does not mean it would not become chronic. Your brother needs to be monitored by a ... Read More
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