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Doctor insights on: Hepatitis D

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Is hepatitis d the same as e?

Is hepatitis d the same as e?

No: Two different viruses. Hepatitis d is a "handicapped" virus that needs hepatitis b to be present to be able to replicate. Hepatitis e is an entirely different virus. ...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


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Treating Hepatitis A (Checklist)

Drink plenty of fluids
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Maintain strict personal hygiene
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Follow a bland diet
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If you start feeling worse, call a doctor immediately
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What is the treatment for hepatitis d?

What is the treatment for hepatitis d?

Treat HBV: Some patients with chronic hepatitis d may be considered for treatment for hepatitis b so go to a tertiary care center for evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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What is hepatitis d?

What is hepatitis d?

Hepatitis D: Or delta is a coinfection of hepatitis B that increases significantly the rate of complications. Please note that the virus involved in hepatitis D is conditionally pathogen and cannot be transmitted in the absence of Hepatitis B. The best prophylaxis, given its behavior, is to be vaccinated against hepatitis B. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis d the same as e?

No: Two different viruses. Hepatitis d is a "handicapped" virus that needs hepatitis b to be present to be able to replicate. Hepatitis e is an entirely different virus. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis C (Checklist)

Find a doctor who specializes in treating people with hepatitis C
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Stop drinking alcohol until you find out how your liver is doing
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At a HCV viral load test to make sure you have an active infection
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Get vaccinated for hepatitis B if not already exposed
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How do you get hepatitis d, e?

How do you get hepatitis d, e?

D body fluids E from: The hdv virus, aka the delta virus, causes hepatitis d in people who already have hep b. Like hep b, transmitted through sexual contact, contaminated blood or sharing needles. The hepatitis e virus is spread through contaminated food or water. Found in developing countries. No reported case of long term liver damage from it. ...Read more