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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
In adults: Hepatitis a usually causes pretty mild disease in children, e.g., brief periods of abdominal pain and vomiting, whereas it can cause much severer dise ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan
20 years experience in Gastroenterology
Hepatitis C: Yes. Hepatitis c should not affect your fertility. In fact with newer treatment options, you should be able to get treated and cure hepatitis c. You ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Mom-kid /exposures: The hepatitis b is a hardy germ that has been known to infect a person who was by stuck by a tainted needle left alone for a year. Babies can get if m ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Many do: It was once common for women in many polynesian cultures to pass the germ from mother to child at birth. The advent of Hepatitis B Immune Globulin tr ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: If female partner has received full three doses of hepatitis b vaccination, the chance for the offspring to be infected with the virus is negligible.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
2 basic ways: A mom who became infected before or during pregnancy can infect the child before or during the birth process. The child can have incidental exposure t ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
1991: In november 1991, the advisory committee on immunization practices recommended HBV immunization for infants.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Contact your doc: The gamma globulin given to contacts is a biological drug product. It requires both a judgement on quantity to give and confirmation of the need to gi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends on criteria: Hbv transmits more efficiently by needlestick, sexually or neonatally and is more likely to cause acute fulminant disease. Hcv is more likely to becom ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Igor Grosman
17 years experience in Gastroenterology
Hepatitis: It is difficult to answer. Hepatitis a is occasionally can cause acute liver failure in acute stages but never become chronic. Whereas hepatitis b an ... Read More
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