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A 47-year-old female asked:

On baraclude (entecavir) 14mos for chr hep b. i have the antibodies and the antigens is neg. the dna is non detect <20ul. alt normal. been this way 3mos. cured?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Entecavir chrHepB: Congratulations on your excellent results! Have you had a fibroscan done? Long-term Baraclude (entecavir) can stop inflammation and may even decrease fibrosis. It depends on your current liver histology when your doctor will adivse continuing the medication. The optimal length of treatment is still unknown.
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