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What health risks arise if a person is hepatitis B positive ?

My friend have found HB SAG positive, i would like to know what are symptom and how it come and way ahead what precaution on should take Age-70, Male.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
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Hep B virus remains in the blood lifelong.The patient may not experience symptoms till much later.Its a virus transmitted by sexual contact,and blood products,infected needles etc.So caution must be taken regarding that.Later pt may experience liver dysfunction etc,jaundice etc.Treatment is by supportive medication only.
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Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
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hepatitis virus comes through sexual contact, blood products, infected needles.do other investigations related to it like HBeAg,dna polymeraseetc virus remain in body as chronic carrier. do liver function test.first rule out wheather it is chronic or acute one by consulting a physician.jundice is main symptom.depending chronic or active tretment given.
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