Hepatitis B virus infection
Last updated: Monday, 06, December, 2010
Hepatitis B virus testing.
In vaccinated individuals, antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) can be used to confirm immunity.
Urinalysis; bilirubin, AST, ALT, ALP; FBC.See also Hepatic failure, Hepatitis
Chronic carrier state
Defined as positive HBsAg for > 6 months. HBeAg for assessment of infectivity and risk of chronic liver disease.
Alpha fetoprotein monitoring for detection of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Liver biopsy may be indicated.
Chronic delta hepatitis
Hepatitis delta virus infection occurs only in patients with hepatitis B infection.