Question 31

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A 26-year-old woman returns for follow-up after initial evaluation for possible hepatitis. Her hepatitis panel has returned with the following results:

  • Hepatitis A IgM – Negative
  • Hepatitis A IgG – Negative
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen – Positive
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen IgG – Negative
  • Hepatitis B core antigen IgM – Positive
  • Hepatitis B core antigen IgG – Negative
  • Hepatitis C antigen – Negative

Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnosis?

  • A. Acute hepatitis A
  • B. Acute hepatitis B
  • C. Immunity to hepatitis B
  • D. Previous hepatitis A
  • E. Previous hepatitis B