Q. Can I completely get rid of HBV in six months?

Answered by Dr. Srinivas Morampudi and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

 

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Hello doctor,

I am 28 years old. I had my blood test done last month. HBV was negative. When tested again 53 days later, it came out to be positive. Do I have acute or chronic? Are all HBV acute for the first six months? What are the chances that I will completely get rid of it within six months?


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Dr. Srinivas Morampudi
MBBS., MRCP (UK)., MD (USA
Internal Medicine

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

If your HBsAg was positive on the second occasion, but negative 53 days before that, you have acute Hepatitis B infection. Most of the time, HBsAg is discovered incidentally. It is not common for Hepatitis B to be diagnosed in the acute phase. More than 90 % of patients with acute hepatitis B recover completely and do not progress to chronic hepatitis B. Less than 10 % develop chronic Hepatitis B. I suggest you consult a medical gastroenterologist or hepatologist or an infectious diseases specialist.

 
 
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