A patient presents with jaundice. He is known to be an intravenous drug use (IVDU) with no past history of hepatitis. The blood results show:
Bilirubin 20 µmol/l
ALT 65 U/l
ALK Phosphate 122 U/l
Hepatitis B surface Ag Positive (+)
A. What can we conclude from above data?
B. What kind of risk factors are important in this case?
C. What could be the consequences of this problem?