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is hepatitis d the same as e?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No: Two different viruses. Hepatitis d is a "handicapped" virus that needs hepatitis b to be present to be able to replicate. Hepatitis e is an entirely different virus.

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Can someone get a burner and concussion at the same time from basketball?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Yes: Sudden stinging down arms or legs is often called a burner. Trauma to nerves in neck or shoulder can do this. Trauma to the head with confusion, nausea, and alteration in consciousness can be considered a concussion. Both types of symptoms may occur during a major trauma event.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Blood borne: Hep c is usually transmitted through blood and body fluid exchange, including sex. It is not transmitted through casual contact like shaking hands.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How probable is hepatitis carrier getting liver cancer?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Liver cirrhosis & ca: Hepatocellular carcinoma (malignant hepatoma) is most common type of liver cancer, & most cases are secondary to either viral hepatitis or cirrhosis. This tumor is rare in usa. Main risk factors are alcoholism, hepatitis b or c, wilson's disease, type 2 diabetes with obesity, & hemochromatosis.
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Can you get rid of chronic hepatitis b?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: You generally don't get rid of chronic hepatitis b, but you can keep it permanently suppressed with medications.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how can one get hepatitis a, b, c, d, and e..And also, are any of them contagous..If yes, which ones?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
All contagious: All are contagious, but route of transmission varies: hep a: fecal-oral (contaminated food, sex, children with dirty fingers). Hep b: sex, blood contact (sharing needles, needle sticks) hep c: blood contact (sharing needles, needle sticks), some sexual transmission (e.g. Fisting or rough anal sex) hep d: you have to have hep b to get hep d hep e: like hep a, mostly in developing countries.

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