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Having fever, looking yellowish. Blood test showing HBsAg non-reactive. What does it mean?

Hello Doctor Kondekar.. I know a patient who is confined due to fever. This is his laboratory result, Hemoglobin 111 g/L, wbc count 7.9, segmenters 0.64, lymphocytes 0.32, eosinophils 0.04, platelet count 28. Patient is yellowish. His HBsAg is non reactive, his creatinine is 361.5 umol/ L.. What do you think of his case doc?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Please recheck the values entered.If the patient is having fever and also looking yellowish ,then the liver function tests need to be done first to confirm jaundice.Hepatitis B(indicated if HBsag positive) is only one cause of jaundice.Other causes for hepatitis need to evaluated.Imaging studies of the liver need to be done.Viral and bacterial causes need to be ruled out.
In short,the patient needs further clinical and lab investigation.
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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