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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz Dr. Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What is the sequence of seroconversion of hepatitis b markers?

What is the sequence of seroconversion of hepatitis b markers?

See below: First you will see hepatitis b virus dna and surface antigen. E antigen will also show up around this time. Next will be core IgM and then total core antibody and hep e antibody. After several months you develop surface antibody. This is for someone that clears the virus. ...Read more

Seroconversion (Definition)

This normally refers to be positive to a test. This happens when the host have low amount of antibodies in serum and test is initially negative then they became positive due to the increased immunity ...Read more


Dr. Tri Huynh Dr. Huynh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineĀ - Georgia Campus
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What are the markers for inactive carrier state of hepatitis b?

What are the markers for inactive carrier state of hepatitis b?

Inactive HBV carrier: The markers for inactive carrier state of hepatitis b virus infection are: persistently normal ast/alt, hbv dna. ...Read more

Dr. You Sung Sang Dr. Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
27 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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What r markers for chronic hepatitis b?

What r markers for chronic hepatitis b?

A few: Positive hep b sag, high viral load, elevated alt level. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Had Hep A when small. Would that delay seroconversion? Negative 4gen and PCR HIV at 5 months, including Hep B, and C and other STDs. No more testing?

Had Hep A when small. Would that delay seroconversion? Negative 4gen and PCR  HIV at 5 months, including Hep B, and C and other STDs. No more testing?

No need for more: Having hepatitis A as a child will not affect the test results you had done. If HIV and hepatitis test are negative by PCR at five months after exposure, there is no need to test more. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can hepatitis b be passed from father to child in the u.S.?

Can hepatitis b be passed from father to child in the u.S.?

Depends: If the father passes it to mom, before or during pregnancy, baby can be exposed & get it. If mom is known to have it, there are things the dr can do to try to stop it from passing to baby. After birth, it is unlikely dad would pass it to baby. It is a blood born agent & i don't see what likely blood contact baby will have with dad. Baby should also get the vaccine at birth. ...Read more

Dr. Claude Parola Dr. Parola
Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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How does hepatitis b spread?

How does hepatitis b spread?

Many ways: Blood transfusion, sex, intravenous drug use with infected needle, post exposure needle stick ( needle that was used for injecting some one who is infected with hepatitis b), although not all needle sticks will result into an infection. ...Read more

Dr. Enrique Molina Dr. Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What to do about hepatitis b?

What to do about hepatitis b?

Get tested: get all the blood tests necessary (ordered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist) to see if you need therapy or if the virus is dormant / inactive ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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What is hepatitis b core ab test?

What is hepatitis b core ab test?

Proof of infection: Presence of hepatitis b core antibody indicates tested patient has acute hepatitis b infection or recently had one. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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How can a person contract hepatitis b?

How can a person contract hepatitis b?

Several ways: 1. Transfusion of blood or contaminated needle stick. 2. Sexual contact. 3. Neonatally. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Can you completely remove hepatitis b?

Can you completely remove hepatitis b?

Unlikely: That is very unlikely to happen if you have chronic hepatitis b. However, you can keep your infection suppressed with medication. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I want to know much about hepatitis B?

I want to know much about hepatitis B?

Good info below:: Hep B is common in Africa. It can be sexually transmitted. While it can be very serious, less than 5% of adults who get it develop chronic infection. My space is limited here so see http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs204/en/ for a detailed overview. For information on affordable and effective herbal treatments see http://tinyurl.com/jlpftou and http://www.itmonline.org/arts/hepb.htm ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham Dr. Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
23 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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Why hepatitis b is so difficult to cure?

DNA inside nucleus: Hepatitis b dna (genetic material) gets inside the nucleus of liver cells and we do not know how to get it out. The ways we can control hbv are through a person's immune response, or with antiviral medications that prevent the virus from making copies of itself. Current hbv medications are very effective and well tolerated. People may also need screening for liver cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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How is hepatitis b typically transmitted?

Not casually: It spreads from contact with blood ( needle sticks, transfusions) and by sexual contact (especially man to man) and from infected mother to neonate at time of delivery. Intervention with specific gamma globulin and vaccine can prevent this. ...Read more

Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr Dr. Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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What is the best medicine for hepatitis b?

See a specialist: This is a rapidly changing area and seeing a liver specialist is the best way to find the best current medication. From an alternative stand point i recommend silver shield brand of colloidal silver. It's unique molecular structure sets up an electromagentic resonance that causes clumping of active viral RNA preventing insertion into new host cells www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Willam Lau Dr. Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
6 years in practice
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Is there a gentle way to treat hepatitis b?

Is there a gentle way to treat hepatitis b?

Yes: Depending on the stage of hepatitis b, there must be an indication to treat which could be an oral drug or oral drug and interferon. If there is no indication to treat, then careful monitoring is necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia Dr. Manzarbeitia
Surgery
35 years in practice
Universidad Mariano Galvez De Guatemala
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What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis b?

What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis b?

If at all...: ...You may develop fatigue and jaundice, though it may be asymptomatic. In rare cases it can take a fulminant form. However, only 15% of cases lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

Dr. David Krulak Dr. Krulak
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What are the medicine to take in hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: Assuming the clinical presentation is such that medications are warranted, the current first line pharmaceuticals used are pegylated interferon alfa, entecavir, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. This is a complex disease and the patient should be under the care of a specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Pan Ko Dr. Ko
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
12 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What the different between hepatitis B and A?

Hep A is food born: Hep A is a food born disease whereas Hep B is transmitted by sexual contact and blood. Hep A is self limiting whereas chronic Hep B may need to be treated. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What should not I eat when I have hepatitis B?

What should not I eat when I have hepatitis B?

Treating Hepatitis: Alcohol. The thing one should ingest when they have Hepatitis B is the pills to suppress the virus. ...Read more

Marker (Definition)

A "marker" is a protein or enzyme that can represent a disease process. Some markers are specific for a particular disease, while ...Read more


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Hepatitis B (Definition)

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