A 34-year-old male asked:
what causes hepatitis b?
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Dr. Larry Lutwick answered
48 years experience Infectious Disease
A virus: The hepatitis b virus is transmitted via blood transfusion or other blood exposures, sexually, and at the time of delivery from mother to child. It can cause chronic infection which may result in cirrhosis and even liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent infection licensed in the usa in 1982 and there are some medications that can be used to treat chronic infection.
Answered on Jun 11, 2013
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