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Doctor insights on: Can A Person With Hepatitis B Virus Go Abroad

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Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

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


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What does it mean to be chronically infected with hepatitis b virus?

What does it mean to be chronically infected with hepatitis b virus?

Either: To have active progressive disease ( which can lead to cirrhosis or cancer), or carrier status, with little liver damage but still at risk for cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the hepatitis b virus to be found in the blood?

How long does it take for the hepatitis b virus to be found in the blood?

Few weeks : It may detectable within a few weeks. But a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis b is only made after surface ag or viral load is detectable for 6months. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more