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what is the treatment for hepatitis d?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Treat HBV: Some patients with chronic hepatitis d may be considered for treatment for hepatitis b so go to a tertiary care center for evaluation.

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Is hepatitis a prevalent in the us?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
No: Much more common in developing nations though parts of the us do have a higher prevalence of this water/food borne illness.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can there be complications with hepatitis a if I am an alcoholic?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sure.: Both kill liver cells - piling one on top of the other sounds like a recipe for disaster.
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Can I be re-infected with hepatitis a?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly: After infection your body is supposed to 'remember' and if re-exposed produce the appropriate antibodies to fight it off; but rarely this can indeed occur.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to fully recover from hepatitis a?

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Dr. Ted Bader
Hepatology 41 years experience
Less than 6 weeks: In most cases, less than 6 weeks.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can a person spread hepatitis a without having symptoms?

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Family Medicine 9 years experience
Yes: Yes, the virus can "shed" from the person, even if they don't have symptoms.

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