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A 27-year-old male asked:

Is a core positive antibody for hepetitis b is dangerous. igm antibody negetive. surface antigen negetive with surface antibody positive. explain?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Past infection: The results you described are consistent with a past infection with hepatitis b from which you have recovered. You body made antibodies to the constituents of the virus. These results are not a cause for concern.

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A 27-year-old male asked:

Core ab +be. Igm -ve. Surface antigen -ve. Surface ab +ve. E antigen -ve. E antibody +be. I was vaccinated for hepetitis b in 1996.Explain.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Sounds good: You'll do well to discuss with your personal health care provider, but it sounds to me like you recovered from an episode of hepatitis b, perhaps before you were immunized.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2013

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