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Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more


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What to do about hepatitis b antigen, hep b core IgM - acute or chronic?

What to do about hepatitis b antigen, hep b core IgM - acute or chronic?

Hep B: Hep B core IgM antibody is only present in acute infection. The IgM will then be lost, and you develop Heb B core antibody total (IgG) that persists for life. After acute infection, one hopefully loses the surface antigen and develops surface antibody, which indicates lifelong immunity. The surface antibody also persists for life. If persisting surface antigen, this indicates chronic infection. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b core ab IgM test?

What is hepatitis b core ab IgM test?

See below: Presence of IgM hepatitis b core antibody indicates an acute (current) or recent hepatitis b infection. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b +ve, anti hbe + ve, hbe ag - ve, anti hbc-igm:opel- ve. In which stage is my wife?

Given what you..: Have written, the presence of hbsag without hbeag or anti-hbc igm suggests a chronic infection, probably for years. People who are anti-hbe positive tend to be much less infectious as compared to their hbeag counterparts with less inflammatory liver disease. Was a hbv dna viral load done? ...Read more

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Is this a lab error for Hepatitis B? : HBsAg (-), HBsAe (+), AntiHBc (+), AntiHBc IgM (-), AntiHBc IgG (-), AntiHBs (-). Repeated 3 more times with all (-)

Is this a lab error for Hepatitis B? : HBsAg (-), HBsAe (+), AntiHBc (+), AntiHBc IgM (-), AntiHBc IgG (-), AntiHBs (-). Repeated 3 more times with all (-)

False positive tests: With negative results on three more tests, almost certainly the positive results were false. This isn't necessarily a lab error, just a glitch in the biology of the test. That is, there probably is nothing the lab could have done to either cause or prevent it. In any case, you don't have hepatitis B. If potentially at risk, e.g. sexually active and not monogamous, get vaccinated. ...Read more

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HBsAg-, anti HBc IgM+, IgG- and anti HBs Ag-. Should you still get hepatitis B vaccine? No immunity, but new infection, not infectious.

HBsAg-, anti HBc IgM+, IgG- and anti HBs Ag-. Should you still get hepatitis B vaccine? No immunity, but new infection, not infectious.

Hepatitis: You do not have HepB, but do have HepC and need further evaluation to determine whether or not therapy is necessary. Yes, you should receive HepB vaccine, particularly since this history suggests behavioral risk factors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please interpret my hepatitis b profile result: thanks HBsAg - reactive ANTI HBs- non-reactive ANTI HAV IgM- non-reactive HBeAg- non-reactive ANTI HBe?

Please interpret my hepatitis b profile result: thanks HBsAg - reactive ANTI HBs- non-reactive ANTI HAV IgM- non-reactive HBeAg- non-reactive ANTI HBe?

Hep B testing: You need to have your doctor repeat the testing for confirmation because as it stands right now, you are currently positive for Hepatitis B although it does not show you as infectious to others. Nevertheless, these are rudimentary labs that need to be addressed by your primary doctor for further clarification. ...Read more

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How long does it take to be cured of hep b?

How long does it take to be cured of hep b?

No cure: It's uncommon to be completely cured of hepatitis b. One achievable goal is to go from having a positive hbeag to a positive hbeab ("e antigen" to "e antibody" conversion) with treatment, which means your virus is less active and less infectious. A small number of people convert from hbsag to hbsab ("surface antigen" conversion), which is about as close as you get to a cure. ...Read more

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What to do about hep b results help me!!!!!!!!!?

Need more info: There are many test to evaluate hepatitis B (antigens, antibodies, viral load, genotype, etc). I would need to know which ones are positive and negative. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have reactive hep b surface ab?

What does it mean to have reactive hep b surface ab?

Vaccinated: A reactive hep B surface antibody test is seen when you have received the Hep B vaccine. No worries. ...Read more

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I have had hep b since I was a child --what can I do for it?

Do nothing: It is now understood and believed that if you have been immunised with three doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine it will give you lifelong protection. It was believed in the past that immunity will last for 5to7 years, you do not need a booster dose if you want to be 100% sure about your immune status, than you can have antibody titer to confirm the immunity which is recommended for certain healthcare work. ...Read more

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Should you stay with someone you love if they told you they had hep b?

Should you stay with someone you love if they told you they had hep b?

Yes you can: You can if you get immunised and take precautions untill you acquire immunity, proved by blood test. ...Read more

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I shouldn't expect anything reaction from hep b or hep a shots, right?

Hep A and B vaccines: Hepatitis a and b vaccines are safe and usually do not give adverse reactions other than local redness/tenderness and a feeling of malaise lasting no more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if condoms protect from hep b?

Wanted to know if condoms protect from hep b?

Hepatitis B: Absolutely! Sexual transmission is one of the main ways that people acquire Hep B in most developed countries. The major modes of prevention are vaccination against Hep B and use of safe sex practices. Condoms most definitely are protective against this serious infection. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more