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Diagnosed with Hepatitis B, What should be her precautions for this disease ?

my friend was diagnosed with hepatitis B , she was advised to take essentiale (it was like a vitamin) right now she seems fine and not experiencing any symptoms. is there a chance that she is already free from this infection or is it something permanent ? what should be her precautions for this disease?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response

Hepatitis B can present in various forms:

1. Asymptomatic carrier state: No treatment is Required.

2. Acute hepatitis B: 90 % adult patients recover without treatment

3. Chronic hepatitis B: effective treatment is available

4. Cirrhosis: Require treatment for hepatitis B, associated complication and liver transplant at right time.

The treatment, her expected prognosis and Required follow up investigations depends upon what she has. Write in more details

Dr Vaibhav Banait

MD (Medicine), DNB (Medicine), DM (Gastro-Enterology)

Consultant Gastro-Enterologist and Hepatologist

Therapeutic Endoscopist

PH: +919860643436

Answered: Wed, 29 Jun 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurang Krishna's  Response
Unfortunately there is no permanent cure of Hep B infection.
Ask your friend to get Liver function tests done on a frequent basis. And keep consulting a gastroenterologist from time to time.
Answered: Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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