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Unformatted text preview: ● HBsAG, HBcAb of IgG type and HBeAb are present in the serum Chronic active hepatitis B ● Mild to moderate elevation of ALT and AST ● ALT levels are usually higher than AST levels ● During periods of exacerbation or reactivation of the diseases extremely high levels of ALT can be observed along with high levels of HBV DNA levels ● HBsAg and HBcAb of IgG or IgM type are also found in the serum ● When the IgG globulins are elevated it results in hyperglobulinemia ● Tissue nonspecific antibodies, including antismooth muscle antibodies (ASMAs) or antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) can be identified ● Mildly elevated levels of rheumatoid factor are commonly present along with tissue-specific antibodies, such as antibodies against the thyroid gland References: http :// emedicine . medscape . com / article /177632-workup...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.
- Fall '10