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.


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

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