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Is there is any difference between leptospirosis and viral hepatitis

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes: Completely different. Leptospirosis is caused by a spirochete where as hepatis a, b, c, d, e are all viruses.
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Leptospirosis is caused by a bacteria, leptospira bacteria. It can cause liver disease in humans, but usually is a manifestation of a systemic involv... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
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
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends on virus: Acute viral hepatitis is a self limiting infection. Hepatitis a is only an acute infection and does not progress to chronicity. For hepatitis b, abo... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Most anyone: Children, travelers, health care workers to name a few.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
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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Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
No: Unless you both happen to be bleeding at the same time, or it is a non traditional virus like epstein barr (mono).
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Depends: If they have been good or bad (ie sexual exposures, IV drug use).
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Assays.: These kinds of diseases are tested for ny tests called assays that test for viral antigen oe antibodies to the viral antigens or proteins. For exampl... Read More

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