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what's hepatitis disease?

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Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Liver: It is inflammation or infection of liver. Caused by viral, bacterial, parasite, autoimmune or drug related.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to visit someone with hepatitis?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Yes!: Always use good hand hygiene when visiting anyone who is sick. You didn't mention what type of hepatitis your friend has--some types like hepatitis b and c are spread by contact with blood or sexual contact, so it is very unlikely you could be exposed to them by just a casual visit. Hepatitis a is commonly spread via food. You can have a nice visit without any direct physical contact.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What precautions should I take with other people if I have hepatitis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Depends on the virus: Hep a is passed fecal to oral hep b is extremely contagious and is in all body fluids hep c is less contagious than hep b and is only passed via blood. Always practice safe sex.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is hepatitis disease?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Infection of liver.: Hepatitis is a viral infection of the liver.
A member asked:

Are any diseases transmitted through sweat? Such as hepatitis?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Not likely: This is not at all likely, don't worry - see a doctor for testing and clarification.
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A 42-year-old female asked:

Can you catch a disease such as hepatitis from a shared razor with a NEW blade inserted?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Possible: Hepatitis B transmission is possible due to high titer of the virus in blood of chronic carriers. Risk of other viruses is much lower.

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