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Doctor insights on: Can A Hepatitis B Infection Lead To An Autoimmune Disease

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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Can hepatitis b vaccine give you rheumatic autoimmune diseases such as polyartheritis nodosa because my sister started getting symptoms shortly after?

Can hepatitis b vaccine give you rheumatic autoimmune diseases such as polyartheritis nodosa because my sister started getting symptoms shortly after?

Not likely: There is no known strong evidence to prove that this vaccine causes PAN. In fact, having the hepatitis B infection itself is what classically causes PAN. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b, tb, or other vaccination stimulate latent psoriasis or any other autoimmune disease that runs in the family?

Can hepatitis b, tb, or other vaccination stimulate latent psoriasis or any other autoimmune disease that runs in the family?

See answer : Many mds hesitate to vaccinate patients (pts.) with inflammatory and autoimmune disease for fear of triggering flares of disease or because of possible contraindications with the meds pts. Take. In reality, it is quite uncommon. Hepatitis b and injectable seasonal flu vaccines are fine. The primary precaution/contraindication is giving live or attenuated vaccines (e.g. Tb) to immunosuppressed pts. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for a hepatitis b infection?

Is there a cure for a hepatitis b infection?

Tincture of time: Most cases of acute HBV infection outside the perinatal period will resolve on their own (tincture of time). Chronic HBV infection can require medication. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for a hepatitis b infection?

Antiviral therapy: Not everybody with chronic hepatitis b infection needs to be treated. It is important to go to a doctor who has experience with hbv management. If someone does need treatment, Entecavir and tenofovir are very powerful and well-tolerated medications that prevent the hbv from making copies of itself. Once started, they may need to be taken for many years. Both can reduce the risk of liver disease. ...Read more

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If I have a chronic hepatitis b infection, should I be on medication?

Maybe: Chronic hepatitis b may need to be treated, it depends on a variety of factors...Too complex to fully discuss on this board! you need to see a specialist in liver disease, get your labs done, including what is called a viral load, and liver tests as well as tests for various hepatitis b markers, and then have the specialist review your individual case and what they recommend, and why... ...Read more

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Are there home remedies I can take for my hepatitis b infection?

Are there home remedies I can take for my hepatitis b infection?

No: In asia milk thistle is commonly taken. Its active ingredient silimarin has antioxidative properties, but it is not curative for hepatitis b. ...Read more

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How will I know when I have recovered from an acute hepatitis b infection?

How will I know when I have recovered from an acute hepatitis b infection?

Lab tests: Your lab test which show normal liver function tests and no hepatitis b virus detectable by PCR testing. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more