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My father has Hepatitis A IGN negative, but Hepatitis A IGG positive, what does this mean, is it curable?

My father has Hepatitis A IGN  negative, but Hepatitis A IGG positive, what does this mean, is it curable?

IgM?: Positive Hepatitis A IgG means that you had it in the past or else you had an immunization for it and are immune. Hepatitis A IgM means you have current infection if it is positive. Hepatitis A is the type you get at restuarants when there is an outbreak, it is rarely fatal and usually resolves on its own without treatment. It sounds like your father does not have it and is immune to it. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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What is hepatitis b core ab IgG blood test mean?

What is hepatitis b core ab IgG blood test mean?

Prior infection: Indicates that you very likely had hepatitis b at one point in the past. Doe not tell you about current infection or activity of the disease. These require further testing. ...Read more

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Hepatitis a virus (hav) IgG reactive is good or bad?

Hepatitis a virus (hav) IgG reactive is good or bad?

HAV IgG good or bad: If you have HAV igg it means that you have responded to HAV vaccine or have had infection with hepatitis a virus. If you are well, it means you are protected from getting HAV infection. If you are sick with a liver injury, it means that HAV could be the cause. ...Read more

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Could having a flu or cold when your blood is drawn cause a false positive on a Hepatitis A IgM test? Igg was negative.

Could having a flu or cold when your blood is drawn cause a false positive on a Hepatitis A IgM test? Igg was negative.

Very possibly: As you know, the hepatitis A IgM antibody tests for recent infection. False positives may result due to the presence of cross-reactive antibodies from other viral infection or underlying illnesses. Depending on the circumstances and time of exposure, retesting should be considered. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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What does this hav result mean hav-igm is non reactive while hav -igg to hepatitis a virus is reactive?

What does this hav result mean hav-igm is non reactive while hav -igg to hepatitis a virus is reactive?

Past exposure: The igg positive means you have either been infected or been vaccinated in the past and have developed an antibody. The igm negative means you are not actively infected right now. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

It is a viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more