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Please tell me, could a patient of high sgpt take hepatitis b vaccine?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Why is SGPT high?: How high is the enzyme level. While elevated SGPT by itself is not a contraindication to hep b vaccination, you should consult your doctor for investigation. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely and re test in three months.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

What would happen if a hepatitis B patient got the hepatitis b vaccine?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nothing special: The vaccine is a synthetic replica of hep B antigens and is designed to help the body develop Hep B antibodies without experiencing the disease.Since they will already have hep B antibodies from thee prior illness, the vaccine at most could provide a small boost in antibody level. However, this has no effect on any existing hep B problem.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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