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What are the tests for non-a non-b hepatitis?

What are the tests for non-a non-b hepatitis?

Test for hepatitis C: Non-a, non-b hepatitis is basically synonymous with hepatitis c. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: non-a non-b hepatitis?

What is the definition or description of: non-a non-b hepatitis?

As it sounds,: Non a, non b hepatitis was the name given to cases of transmissible hepatitis that could not be identified as type a or b by blood tests. Much of these are now known to be hepatitis c but others are type e. Hcv is transmitted by blood whereas hev is food or waterborne generally. ...Read more

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My mom passed away due to liver cirrosis & hepatitis b, hepatitis e. My dad also has hep b. Do I stand chance? I have the vaccinations done.

My mom passed away due to liver cirrosis & hepatitis b, hepatitis e. My dad also has hep b. Do I stand chance? I have the vaccinations done.

You need testing: Testing for hepatitis antigens and antibodies will tell you you're status. Hepatitis b and e are spread by contact with infected blood so unless your mother had the infection before you were born it is unlikely that she would have infected you. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want a help in this "hepatitis b and hepatitis c" case, please!?

What do you advise if I want a help in this "hepatitis b and hepatitis c" case, please!?

Ask a gastro: Ask a gastroenterologist / hepatologist. I can assist if more information provided ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I would like a help in this "hepatitis b and hepatitis c" case, please!?

Seek professional: You need to talk to a hepatologist in your area, or a gastroenterologist who deals with patients with liver disease. I would be happy to help. What is the question? ...Read more

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How do you contract hiv, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c?

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How do you contract hiv, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c?

Any: Any compromised skin at all; if your cut hasn't healed yet, there is a chance for infection. Get screened if you have been exposed. ...Read more

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Can mosquitoes transmit hiv, hepatitis b, or hepatitis c?

Mosquitos & Illness: Nope. There is no evidence of any transmission of these three dangerous viruses from mosquito to human. It has been looked at a lot and worldwide the answer is the same. Nope. ...Read more

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Aids, hepatitis b and hepatitis C are caused by pathogens that are found in the blood of those infected?

Viral Infections: Not sure what you are really asking or how this answer will in any way add to your medical knowledge. But, yes, of course. These three major viral illnesses are common and many of those infected have these viruses as chronic active infections in their blood stream. 80% of those adults who get hep b will clear the infection from their blood. New treatments for hep c can lead to cure. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis b and hepatitis c. Can I get a liver transplant?

I have hepatitis b and hepatitis c. Can I get a liver transplant?

Probably: Hepatitis c is the most common reason for liver transplantation today. Hepatitis b is also a fairly common cause. Neither is cured by removal of the old liver since the viruses hide out in other places in the body. Very complex topics. Best to explore with an expert in liver disease. Transplant is always the last resort, used only when other care does not suffice. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b?

What is hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b is a virus that tends to infect the liver in humans. Transmission from person to person is by intimate contact (sexual activity) or blood exchange. There is a readily available blood test to see if you have it, and there is a vaccination available (3 shots over 6 months) to prevent you from ever getting it. Hepatitis b can lead to chronic infection and cirrhosis, possibly cancer. ...Read more

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How heal hepatitis b?

Most resolve: Spontaneous resolution of acute hep b infection is common, but must be followed carefully to make sure is not becoming chronic active hepatitis, which can be treated, if not cured. Do this now, because to ignore this disease can have lethal consequences. ...Read more

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Causes of hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: There is only one cause: an infection with the virus that is known as hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b fast relefe?

Hepatitis b fast relefe?

Sorry: Hbv can cause acute hepatitis which generally runs its course over several weeks but some cases become chronic, often the ones with few or no symptoms. Acute HBV infection is not generally treated but there are medications to treat chronic HBV if need be. There is no fast cure. ...Read more

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What causes hepatitis b?

What causes hepatitis b?

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. ...Read more

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Medication for hepatitis b?

Medication for hepatitis b?

Many medications: Experts for treatment of hepatitis generally agreed that no treatment for acute hepatitis B infection. For chronic infection the use of medications depends on complicated multi factors such as what kind of antigen and antibody, viral load, state of liver disease as reflected by liver enzymes ALT, AST, the result of liver biopsy. The presence of HIV, liver cirrhosis, age of patients etc. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b communicable?

Is hepatitis b communicable?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b is quite communicable, but it takes direct blood to blood contact (e.g., IV needles, transfusions, sex with someone who has it). There is a vaccine that is very effective to prevent it; it requires 3 shots. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b symptoms please.

Hepatitis b symptoms please.

Hepatitis: Symptoms include fatigue, fever, pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, jaundice, change in urine color, nausea and vomiting, generalized malaise and others. It is not different from any other cause of hepatitis (which means inflammation of the liver). ...Read more

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How does hepatitis b spread?

How does hepatitis b spread?

Many ways: Blood transfusion, sex, intravenous drug use with infected needle, post exposure needle stick (needle that was used for injecting some one who is infected with hepatitis b), although not all needle sticks will result into an infection. ...Read more

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Can garlic clear hepatitis b?

No: Hepatitis b can clear by itself and garlic has a variety of anti infective properties but the garlic is not thought to have a real role for hbv. ...Read more

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What to do about hepatitis b?

What to do about hepatitis b?

Get tested: Get all the blood tests necessary (ordered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist) to see if you need therapy or if the virus is dormant / inactive ...Read more

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How is hepatitis b transmitted?

How is hepatitis b transmitted?

HBV transmission: Hepatitis b is transmitted via infected needle injury, infected blood and other bodily fluid exposure. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hepatitis b?

I am suffering from hepatitis b?

Get evaluated: You need to go to a doctor who is knowledgeable about hepatitis b (hbv) and can figure out where you are with this disease. Some people need antiviral treatment and everybody with chronic hbv needs to be monitored regularly. Make sure everyone you live with is vaccinated against hbv to help protect them from accidental exposure. And avoid alcohol until you have discussed this with a clinician. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b core ab test?

What is hepatitis b core ab test?

Proof of infection: Presence of hepatitis b core antibody indicates tested patient has acute hepatitis b infection or recently had one. ...Read more

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Can I catch hepatitis b from food?

Hep B: Hepatitis b is a blood-borne disease. It is transmitted through the exchange of body fluids. The same is true with hepatitis c. Hepatitis a is passed through the fecal-oral route. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b a lifelong sickness?

Is hepatitis b a lifelong sickness?

Can be, or not: Adult onset- chronic in about 15%. Onset as infant, at birth from mama who is a viral carrier (most cases worldwide), typically long- term disease and/ or carrier. Rx available- can be effective. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b prevalent in the us?

Is hepatitis b prevalent in the us?

Yes: While not as prevalent as asia where the incidence is a high as 25 percent, there are probably over a million and half residents of the United States with hepatitis b. Most commonly it is seen in patients with Asian ancestry and in alaska. ...Read more

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