A 21-year-old member asked:
Should wilson's patients receive hepatitis a or hepatitis b vaccine?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Patients with any liver disease should do their best to prevent getting any other liver diseases. Since Wilson disease damages the liver, Wilson disease patients should be vaccinated against hepA and hepB, unless they already have hepA or hepB antibodies.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
What would happen if a hepatitis B patient got the hepatitis b vaccine?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nothing special: The vaccine is a synthetic replica of hep B antigens and is designed to help the body develop Hep B antibodies without experiencing the disease.Since they will already have hep B antibodies from thee prior illness, the vaccine at most could provide a small boost in antibody level. However, this has no effect on any existing hep B problem.
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Last updated Mar 7, 2019
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