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I have been vaccinated with hepatitis B but still anti HBs antibody level is low and no immune. What should i do ?

anti hbs ab negative inspite immunization with hepatitis B vaccine full course I HAVEE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED WITH HEPATITIS B VACIINE AND STILL MY ANTI HBs ANTIBODY LEVEL LOW AND SHOWS NON IMMUNE.. WHY.. SHOULD I REPEAT VACCINE
Tue, 3 Jan 2012
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Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic!

Many a persons may develop low titers or undetectable titers even after full course of Hepatitis B vaccine. Also, after 7-10 years, titers are usually very low. But this, usually doesnot reflect a state of non-immunity, as it is not directly related to exact levels of antibodies. You may go for a booster, but I advice you to, please, discuss all this 1st with a Hepatologist [liver specialist], or Gastroenterologist, & then take a fully informed decision. Wishing you best of health.

Dr NAVEEN KANSAL, MD [PGI, Chd]
Skin Clinic, SCO 298, Sect. 20, Panchkula.
kansalnaveen@gmail.com
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