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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

Dr. Jay Park
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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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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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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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Which hepatitis is worse a ' b or c ?

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 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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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 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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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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Wondering if hepatitis b e antigen reactive can be cured?

Wondering if hepatitis b e antigen reactive can be cured?

Yes and no: It's possible to convert from e antigen (hbeag) to e antibody (hbeab) with treatment of hepatitis b. This is a good thing, as it means your hepatitis is less active and you are less infectious to others. However, hepatitis b itself is not considered to be 'curable, ' and conversions from surface antigen (hbsag) to surface antibody (hbsab) rarely happen. ...Read more

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Are hepatitis d and e new viruses?

Are hepatitis d and e new viruses?

No: The viruses themselves are probably quite ancient. Their discovery by scientists is relatively recent, but more than 5 years ago. ...Read more

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Acute hep vs hep c positive: which one is worse?

Dead friend is worse: Death is generally considered worse than no death. There are effective therapies for chronic hep c available today. ...Read more

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When taking vitamin which one is best to take A B C D or just multivitamins?

When taking vitamin which one is best to take A B C D or just multivitamins?

All are needed so...: By definition all vitamins are essential for health so they are all important. Deficiencies of each are common, so I advise a good quality multivitamin. See http://drrandybaker.com/2014/01/ for details. While it is possible to get most vitamins with an exceptional diet, in fall and winter most Americans need D as we can't get enough from the sun. I advise extra D3- 5000 iu/day in fall & winter. ...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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Can I take vitamin C and vitamin b complex together?

Can I take vitamin C and vitamin b complex together?

Yes: Both types of supplements are ok together and both good for you. Always follow the companies recommended dose. ...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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After a c o p d breathing test.. How can you tell a reading for asthma or for c o p d ?

After a c o p d breathing test.. How can you tell a reading for asthma or for c o p d ?

Asthma reversible: If there is an abnormality in the breathing test it is reversible with medication in asthma but not fully reversible in copd. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C healthly?

Yes: The best source of vitamin C is a healthy diet consisting of lots of fruits and vegetables. Taking a pill won't substitute for eating healthy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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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