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Difference between hepatitis a b c d e...Acute...viral...Chronic...treatable? Please explain

Difference between hepatitis a b c d e...Acute...viral...Chronic...treatable? Please explain

Hope this helps: Acute viral hepatitis is a self limiting infection. Hepatitis A is only an acute infection and does not progress to chronicity. For hepatitis B, about 10-15% of patients with acute hepatitis will develop chronic HBV. In contrast, for hepatitis C, 75-80% of patients with acute hepatitis will develop chronic HCV. Chronicity develops when the immune system is unable to clear the virus. ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more


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What's a hepatitis b antigen?

What's a hepatitis b antigen?

Coat protein : There are a number of antigens associated with hbv, notably surface, core, e, and x. The surface antigen, hbsag, is the surface coat of the virus and the most commonly tested for. ...Read more

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Could a chronic hepatitis B inactive carrier clear hepatitis B infection?

Could a chronic hepatitis B inactive carrier clear hepatitis B infection?

Yes.: It is possible. The rate of clearance is low - maybe 1% per year or so. The diagnosis of the inactive carrier state and clearance can both be tricky so be sure you are speaking with someone knowledgeable about Chronic Hep B. ...Read more

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Is it required to get both a hep b surface antigen and hep b surface antibody test for a hep b titer?

Is it required to get both a hep b surface antigen and hep b surface antibody test for a hep b titer?

Ag looks for virus: Unless checking to see if recently exposed, the hbsab is what the body makes in response to seeing the outer surface (/shell) of the hep b virus, so they can attack if ever see the virus. Should only need the ab test for titer / to confirm vaccine "take.". ...Read more

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Can hep b and hep c be transmitted sexually?

Can hep b and hep c be transmitted sexually?

Yes: Hepatitis b is very easy to transmit sexually. Hepatitis c is harder, but it happens. We are beginning to see cases of sexual transmission among gay men, probably from rough or inadequately lubricated anal sex or fisting, since some blood contact is usually required. ...Read more

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Hepatitus b evaluation, am i hepatitus b positive?

Data?: To answer your question you need to be tested, so see your doctor and have blood tests done. If a test is positive for hepatitis b antibodies, it means you have been exposed and developed an immune reaction to the virus, or you have been vaccinated against it (very common now). If you are hep b antigen positive, you have an active infection with the virus. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b and c with low platlet count?

Hepatitis b and c with low platlet count?

Cirrhosis ...: You need to contact your doctor pronto. When your platelets start dropping your liver may be decompensating meaning not functioning as well as it could. You could develop bleeding complications. ...Read more

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I have chronic hep c with a b viral load. What does b viral load mean?

I have chronic hep c with a b viral load. What does b viral load mean?

Not sure: I'm not sure. In people with hepatitis c we check hcv RNA (hepatitis c viral load). There's also a hepatitis b viral load (hbv dna)' but that has nothing to do with hepatitis c. Make sure you don't have both infections. ...Read more

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Which hepatitis is worse a , b or c ?

Which hepatitis  is worse a , b  or c ?

Hepatitis: It is difficult to answer. Hepatitis a is occasionally can cause acute liver failure in acute stages but never become chronic. Whereas hepatitis b and c can become chronic. This can cause liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis b occasional can cause acute liver failure. ...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 C ab?

What is hepatitis C ab?

Antibody: Ab is short for antibody. If you've been exposed to hepatitis c, your body will generate antibodies against it. It's usually the first line test we order if we're looking for hepatitis c. If it comes back positive, usually order more tests, like viral load (how much virus there is in your body). ...Read more

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Which hepatitis is worse a ' b or c ?

Depends on criteria: Hbv transmits more efficiently by needlestick, sexually or neonatally and is more likely to cause acute fulminant disease. Hcv is more likely to become chronic. Both can cause cirrhosis which may result in liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent hbv, not hcv and therapy can be instituted for either. ...Read more

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Can the hep b vaccine cause a reactive antibody result on a hep d test?

No: You may acquire delta agent (hep d) at the same time you are infected with hepatitis b but the vaccine will not show an antibody titer to this other virus. ...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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Immune to hepatitis b mean?

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Immune to hepatitis b mean?

Protection: Means that specific individual is well protected against hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C an std?

Is hepatitis C an std?

Is a "possible" STD: One can catch hepatitis c from an infected person by getting the infected person's blood into oneself by activities such as: sharing needles during drug abuse, accidental needle-sticks, being born to a hepc+ mother, sharing razors or toothbrushes, or having sex. Transmission of hepc virus during sex can happen, but is uncommon, so hepc is usually not called an std. ...Read more

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Is 1000mg vitamin C a lot?

Is 1000mg vitamin C a lot?

DailyRequirement60mg: 1000 mgm is a lot.Daily requirement of Vitamin C is 60mgm.You can get enough from your diet if you have citrus fruits/juices,tomato,papaya,green leafy vegetables like kale,kivi fruit,bell peppers,guava,brocolli,strawberriespeas.Some recommend supplement up to 1000 mgm but I don't exceed more than 500 mgm as large doses can cause diarrhea,nausea,abdominal pain,Calcium oxalate kidney stones etc. ...Read more

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Hepatitis A (Definition)

An infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus, usually food-borne, that typically resolves over time with ...Read more