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the hepatitis panel means prior natural exposure to hepatitis B in the past and most likely not acute infection
recent tattoo can cause infection for HIV or hepatitis as well in very rare cases.
laura needs blood testing to check for HIV and hepatitis C and A as well.
amylase and lipase normal means most likely no pancreatitis.
liver enzymes being normal is a good sign no active hepatitis currently.
she would need HIV testing of HIV duo antibody and antigen testing
you need to find out when her tattoo was.
if the tattoo is recent within 20-30 days, she can have HIV DNA PCR testing
she also needs hepatitis C and hepatitis A panel testing to be sure.
I didn't know she had jaundice.
blood bilirubin levels need to be checked and a liver ultrasound and gall bladder ultrasound need to be checked if she has jaundice.
she could have a gall stone blocking her bile duct
she needs blood bilirubin levels checked.
she could have hepatitis C active or HIV.
yes, HIV can cause jaundice in some cases.
and she had a tattoo as well which in rare cases can spread this.
I have told you this already.
she should have the blood testing right away and be seen in 1-2 weeks for very close follow up
tattoo in professional places only, not in homes or by friends.
use condom for sex to protect against HIV spread as well.
she needs to continue to drink plenty of water and fluids.
I would get the testing first and then refer to GI.
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