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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Could Hepatitis B relapse despite taking Interferon and Ribavirin?

I had hep c and b I took the treatment interferon and ribovaron I was a success story back in 2001! Now I have cellulitis and found hep b active but not c, I have to c. Doctor next week! Could this be severe I was lead to believe I would not have future problems
Wed, 28 Jun 2017
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to health care magic,
I understand your anxiety regarding recurrence of Hepatitis B even after treatment. On an average, 90% cases recover completely, 5%-10% go for chronic carrier stage, of these chronic carriers few may progress as chronic aggressive hepatitis with repeated attacks of jaundice. I suggest you get in touch with your doctor and get investigations to rule out chronic stage of hepatitis B. You have to get tested for HBeAg, AntiHBsAg. PCR also be done to detect the exact viral load.
Wishing you all the best. Thanks
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