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A 29-year-old female asked:

I'm 29, f, viet. just diag with "inactive carrier" hep b acquired as child. normal lfts and afp. viral load 1380 iu/ml. should i get an ultrasound now?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: You are at an elevated risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc) as well as cirrhosis. With normal labs, you are unlikely to have a tumor at this time. You physician may want a baseline needle liver biopsy to check for liver status and to guide decisions on medical therapy. Also, it would be a very good idea to avoid all alcohol intake and liver toxic drugs like tylenol (acetaminophen).

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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