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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 163-164
The haunting cry of a boy in the hills


Editor, Hepatitis B Annual, Department of Gastroenterology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack 753007, India

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Date of Web Publication19-Feb-2011
 

How to cite this article:
Singh S P. The haunting cry of a boy in the hills. Hep B Annual 2009;6:163-4

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Singh S P. The haunting cry of a boy in the hills. Hep B Annual [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jun 3];6:163-4. Available from: http://www.hepatitisbannual.org/text.asp?2009/6/1/163/76913


(This is a true reproduction of an e-mail sent by a hepatitis B virus infected young boy; only the name has been changed)

From: X Sherpa

To: sudhasingh@satyam.net.in

Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006, 1:55 PM

Subject: Please advice?

Respected Sir,

I am a student (age = 17, class = 12) residing in Darjeeling.

I am chronic hepatitis b infected.

Till now, I have been doing well but I am worried that in future the situation will be the worst.

I don't fear of dying early but I am afraid that my mom and my other well wishers can't endure this shock.

I know she (mom) can't live without me and same with me too.

I am also afraid that I will spread this disease to other innocent people.

These thoughts are making my life a misery.

Since I belong to middle class family, I can't totally afford costly antiviral drug or interferons.

Sir, is there any provision in our government to support financially to the hepatitis b patients (especially, the students)?

Till now, I have been taking green freshly vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, spinach), cereals (rice, beans, rajma, Bengal gram), fruits (lemon = 2, orange, pineapple, pomegranate) and lots of water.

I have totally avoided alcohol, smoke, fatty foods.

Am I doing the right thing?

Sir, is there any chance that I would be cured or live a long life?

Please give your valuable advice.

X Sherpa.

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S P Singh
Editor, Hepatitis B Annual, Department of Gastroenterology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack 753007
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9747.76913

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