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A Hbv Question For Hepatitisresearcher
My question is to know, if hepatitis b chronic can be definitilly treated '
untill now the patient does not have yet liver damage .?
Not difinitive, yet : Current treatment for chronic hepatitisb is decent/good and is improving as we speak, but no difinitive treatment exists at this time. Since you are young/healthy without evidence of liver damage, your chance of a good out come is good, but not 100%. There are few options for treatment. Consult your doc for eval/discuss to see which is best for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more
Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more
How easily can I catch hepatitis b, and is the vaccination for hepatitis b safe? A new client I am taking care of has hep b. Taking care includes spoon feeding, diaper changing, transfers between chair and bed, ect. My question is- how easy is it to catch
My blood test show hepatitis b symptoms 2 weeks ago and my pcp doctor refers me for ultrasound and hepa clinic. My question is is there a cure it?
The virus, yes, but: The viral antigens can be cleared from the body but evidence of the infection remains behind in the form of antibody to the surface antigen (anti-hbs) [which is also resent in those who have received hbv vaccine]. Carriers remain hbsag (+) for 6 mo or more & will have chronic hepatitis b, elevated liver enzyme alt, & liver inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood/sex/vertical: This virus is considered a sexually transmissable disease. It can also be transmitted as a blood borne infection such intravenous drug use and sharing razors or toothbrushes. Our blood banks are very safe now and all blood is carefully screened but receiving blood transfusion in the past was a risk factor. Finally pregnant mothers with hepatitis b can pass the virus to their newborn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-8 weeks: The incubation period of the hepatitis B virus to developing symptoms is 75 days on average, but can vary from 30 to 180 days. The virus may be detected 30 to 60 days after infection. In the setting of acute HBV infection, HBsAg typically becomes detectable 4 to 8 weeks after infection. Shortly thereafter, IgM anti-HBc appears in the blood. HBV DNA testing can potentially detect infection earlier ...Read more
Hi dr.I just want to ask if i can still travel to the us if I am a HBV carrier?Is there any cure or medicine that i can take for this kind of disease
Yes for travel.: Hepatitis b is a non-issue for a b1 visa to the usa. Globally, hepb is unfortunately a very common viral infection of the liver that increases risk of eventual liver cancer. There are many standard treatments, as well as research treatment protocols, available to patients with hepb. ...Read more
Infected: I think you mean that HBV dna is present in your blood. That means that you are indeed infected and may, but not necessarily, require treatment. In acute hepatitis, no therapy is usually given and most people clear the infection within several months. The spectrum of chronic HBV is quite wide and may require therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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