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Is there is any difference between leptospirosis and viral hepatitis

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Completely different. Leptospirosis is caused by a spirochete where as hepatis a, b, c, d, e are all viruses.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Short and long: Acute hepatitis is the period of initial infection in which your naive immune system develops antibodies to the invading hep a, b or c. If everything ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See below: Patients with acute viral hepatitis generally present with nausea, malaise, weakness, fevers, and jaundice which occur within days to weeks of infecti ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Infection vs toxin: Viral hepatitis occurs after the virus gets into the liver where it injures the tissue while reproducing the virus.The areas involved cannot keep us w ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Most anyone: Children, travelers, health care workers to name a few.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis B: If this is new most infections clear on their own. However, if you have the chronic active form there are several medications that can keep the infec ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptomatic: Most of the times treatment is directed toward symptoms, most hep a infections are self limited, but in some cases the infection can be over whelming ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
21 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Unless you both happen to be bleeding at the same time, or it is a non traditional virus like epstein barr (mono).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: If they have been good or bad (ie sexual exposures, IV drug use).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Do not donate.: If you have hepatitis b or c, you are not allowed to donate. If you had hepatitis a in the distant past, check with your local red cross to find out.

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