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Posted by: MR T | 2009-01-12

Hepatitis B

On the 4/2/2008 I did a test for Hepatitis B and the results says HBEag negative, HBEab positive, HB core Antibo positive > 10. The GP says I must not take another test last week.
Should I not worry?

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Dear Mr T

HBeAg - positive indicates acute HBV infection or continued active viral replication and continued infectivity.

anti-HBe (HBE antibody) positive indicates relatively low infectivity. It suggests recovery but may occur in carriers.

HB C Antibody: becomes positive from just before acute hepatitis develops and remains elevated (although it slowly declines) for years. It is also present in chronic hepatitis.

See http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/hepatitis_virus_tests.jsp

It sounds to me as if you have had an infection but do not have chronic Hepatitis B
Dr Bets

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