Monday, June 12, 2006

Diagnosis of Hepatitis B

Diagnosis of the disease is made by a blood test. It is called the hepatitis B surface antigen test (HBsAg). No specific treatment is available or usually necessary for acute hepatitis infection. Acute hepatitis B patients recover completely within six months and develop antibodies that give them a life-long immunity.

Some patients, who become infected, however, do not recover completely. Up to 10% of adults with Hepatitis B and up to 50% of infected children less than five years of age are not able to completely fight off the virus within six months. This occurs because their bodies are unable to develop antibodies against hepatitis B. Most of these patients become HBV carriers.


At 6:01 PM, Blogger MinnessotaPhatts said...

Very Informative, Thank you very very much. stay safe

At 2:45 PM, Blogger soukphpb said...

Just wanted to give you and anyone who stumbles onto my blog site the FYI about Hepatitis B and the diagnosis. Hope to hear from you again soon.


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