dr Akshay Kapoor
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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A simple laboratory investigation can distinguish easily between acute and chronic hepatitis B infection in case of incidental HbsAg positivity. Anti HBc IgM antibody, if positive is a marker of acute Hepatitis B. This IgM antibody is usually negative in chronic Hepatitis B, which in the majority of children is vertically acquired.

Posted On: 15/05/2018

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