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What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

Marker of immunity: Surface ab is either a response to hep b infection or to injection of hep b vaccine. The titer indicates how much antibody is present in the blood. This level varies with time during the course of infection or following an injection. ...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, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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If someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines and a titer still indicates no immunity, what does this mean?

If someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines and a titer still indicates no immunity, what does this mean?

Hep B non-responders: 5-15% of people do not develop the appropriate antibodies following the 3 vaccine series for Hepatitis B. If the series is repeated and there is again no response (30-50% of people WILL respond after a second series), the person is considered a 'nonresponder'. Nonresponders should be counseled about Hep B transmission and offered HBIG if exposed. ...Read more

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What happens if someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines but a titer still indicates no immunity. what does that mean?

What happens if someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines but a titer still indicates no immunity. what does that mean?

Boost It: Usually that means you need an additional dose of vaccine. Give the vaccine then check titers 6-8 weeks later and see if they are present. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis A (Checklist)

Drink plenty of fluids
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Maintain strict personal hygiene
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Follow a bland diet
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If feeling worse, call doc immediately
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Can you tell me if someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines but a titer still indicates no immunity. What does that mean?

Can you tell me if someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines but a titer still indicates no immunity. What does that mean?

Vaccine : Vaccine failure. I had similar response. 5 to 15 % do not respond (vaccine non responders). Your doctor can test you for hepatitis and if negative start another series of vaccines ...Read more

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I checked my hepatitis b titer , it is 800 so do I need to take still hepatitis vaccine?

I checked my hepatitis b titer , it is 800 so do I need to take still hepatitis vaccine?

More info needed: If you have not had any HBV vaccine and your anti-hbs antibody is positive, you've had the infection (and the anti-hbc antibody is positive too). No vaccine needed. If you are in the midst of a 3 dose HBV vaccine series and your anti-hbs is now positive, finish the series. It will provide better protection. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis A (Checklist)

Prevent Hepatitis A infection before traveling.
daily
If infected with acute noncomplicated HAV, rest.
daily
Use medications for nausea and vomiting.
3x day
Get hydration at a clinic with IV fluids if dehydrated.
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Please explain what does it mean when you get hepatitis b (all 3 series) vaccine but titer still shows no immunity?

Please explain what does it mean when you get hepatitis b (all 3 series) vaccine but titer still shows no immunity?

Not immune: Some people don't get immune after getting the vaccine. You may need to get repeat vaccination, but some people just don't build the antibodies for protection. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more

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