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I had a blood transfusion and was detected as hepatitis B positive now billurubin and Liver enzymes are normal. Is it a acute or chronic infection ?

Hello I am 26 years old, i had a blood transfusion in Aug 2010 and detected as hepatitis B positive in Apr 2011 when I got hospitalized because of jaundice . It took six weeks to recover from jaundice. Now my billurubin and Liver enzymes are normal. Please tell me whether is it acute or chronic infection (as most probably I got infected at the time of blood transfusion)?
Asked On : Thu, 26 May 2011
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If you are HBsAg Positive for more than six months after your diagnosis of Hepatitis B then you are considered to have Chronic form of Hepatitis B.
If your HBsAg levels are negative with in 6 months of your diagnosis , then you had an acute form of Hepatitis B infection.
Just check your HbSAg levels i.e HBs Antigen levels by september 2011 and if you are positive - you are a chronic carrier else you had an acute episode.
Answered: Fri, 27 May 2011
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