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What are the markers for inactive carrier state of hepatitis b?

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Dr. Erin Brennan answered

Specializes in General Practice

HBeAg -, anti-HBe +: When evaluating hbv status, hep b antigens and antibodies for the surface, core, and the e protein are evaluated. Carriers lack the hep b e antigen (hbeag negative) and have hep b e antibodies (anti-hbe positive). For carrier status it is also recommended to monitor alt (a liver enzyme) and hbv dna load to differentiate from hbeag-negative chronic hbv.

Answered 10/14/2013

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Dr. Tri Huynh answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Inactive HBV carrier: The markers for inactive carrier state of hepatitis b virus infection are: persistently normal ast/alt, hbv dna.

Answered 3/30/2014

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