My younger brother is 27 years old. He is diagnosed with hepatitis B. Hepatitis delta antibody is non-reactive and quantity of HBV DNA is 7000 IU/ml.
We have done the following tests for him.
1. ALT (SGPT) =50.
2. Total bilirubin ( 1.90).
3. Direct bilirubin (0.41) is not normal.
4. Hepatitis B antigen - non reactive.
5. Hepatitis B antibody - reactive.
6. Neutrophils - 69%.
7. Monocytes - 8%.
8. Lymphocytes - 23%.
9. MPV - 10.7 fL.
10. Eosinophils - 0%.
11. Basophils - 0%.
He also carried shear wave elastography. And the Metavir fibrosis score is F0. I have not shared this news with my family. Only me and my brother knows it since my mother is a heart patient. How may we know that hepatitis is acute or chronic? What other tests can you suggest? Our doctor prescribed antiviral medication. Should we go for antiviral medication as per the prescription of the doctor? Kindly share a detailed guidelines. If you need the copies of the reports, I can share that with you. Also suggest the food guidelines for the patient.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
It looks like your brother has chronic hepatitis B, which is in inactive carrier state. I will like to see his USG (ultrasound) and platelet count. I do not think that there is anything serious in it, and he also does not need any treatment for it at the moment.
As far as acute vs. chronic is concerned, then you have to do Hbc-IgM. This will help us to distinguish between these two conditions. There is no need for any restrictions in the food. His razor, toothbrush, nail cutter, and comb should not be shared.
I hope this helps.
Was this answer helpful?|
.. understand your concerns. Serum bilirubin of 20 is high for the baby. The value of 18 mg/dL should be indirect bilirubin, because indirect bilirubin is increased in most cases. If direct bilirubin is so much, then the treatment is different. If it... Read fullI am pregnant and my entire body is itching, what could be the reason?
Hi there, can you tell me, among all these diseases listed below, what are the disease(s) in which we can find a problem of accumulation in cells of a possible glucose or a possible glycogen metabolite, and in which the patient must drink more water ... Read fullMy daughter has high SGPT. Is it due to liver damage?
Hi there, can you tell me, among all these diseases listed below, what are the disease(s) in which we can find a problem of accumulation in cells of a possible glucose or a possible glycogen metabolite, and in which the patient must drink more water ... Read full
Query: Hello doctor, I just got my blood results, which I have uploaded. There are two files. One is about three months old and the other one is from today. I am afraid that I have a liver damage. Should I get tested for hepatitis A, B and C? I had donated blood four months ago and that time there was no p... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with palmer erythema last year. I am 28 years old, however, I started drinking moderately from 16-20 then stayed sober for a year and a half. However started drinking again at 22 and have been more of a binge drinker consuming on average of 20-50 drinks a week over t... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I did blood tests and attached are the reports. Are they alright or do I need to investigate further? Read Full »
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Medical Gastroenterologist Now