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a pregnant traveller

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  • Posted By: teena118
  • March 25, 2008
  • 01:02 PM

1. The pregnant traveller

A 25 year-old pregnant woman recently moved from South Africa to the UK and presented for routine blood tests.

Her test results in bold are as follows:

HBsAg EIA: 0.24
Test parameters : negative = 0 to 0.89 ; positive = >1.1

Anti-HBc total assay: 0.03
Test parameters : negative = >1.1 ; positive = <0.89

Anti-HBc IgM : 0.08
Test parameters : negative = 0 to 0.89 ; positive = >1.1

HBe Ag : 0.01
Test parameters : negative = <0.09 ; positive = >0.10

Anti HBe: 0.02 (+ )
Test parameters : negative = >0.40 ; positive = <0.40

Comment on the results and what is your diagnosis?

What further investigations do you recommend ?

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