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What does inactive carrier of HBV mean ?

I have hbv . I am also suffering from hysnophylia. One more thing my both palms were burning with heat with mild fever and fitigue symptoms no other symtoms, if any one touch my palm they felt very heat. Dr. Jagadeesh told me that I am a inactive carrier. What is the mean of inactive carrier. this means the virus is inactive or disease is inactive? furthr my lft is normal. how long can I lead my life with this stage of disease. Please explain the result of blood tests hbcab - reactive , P.value L (0.011) ( cut of 1.00 non-reactive), hbeag-non-reactive P.value( 0.09) 1.00 (non-reactive), SGPT-18 ( cut of value 40 UI/ML). I am waiting for your reply
Asked On : Tue, 15 Mar 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Dear ponduru
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An inactive carrier is someone who has little or no virus in their blood and normal liver function tests. This is good news.

However, I want to be clear that you do still need periodic follow-up to be certain that this remains the case. Hepatitis B status can change over time and become active. AASLD recommends follow-up ALT every 6 to 12 months if baseline is normal.
certain number of people with hepatitis B become hepatitis B inactive carriers. This means they carry the hepatitis B virus, but they have normal liver enzymes and don’t have signs of significant liver inflammation. Even though the hepatitis B is inactive, hepatitis B inactive carriers are still at higher risk for health problems since the virus can become reactivated in up to twenty-five percent of cases – which leads to active inflammation and even cirrhosis. This occurs most commonly in people with decreased immunity.
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Answered: Tue, 15 Mar 2011
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Thank you docotr
Please expplain the blod test results and both palms were burning with heat with mild fever and fitigue symptoms no other symtoms, if any one touch my palm they felt very heat. I am waiting for your reply
Answered: Tue, 15 Mar 2011
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