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Doctor insights on: Hepatitis D Antigen

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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

Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more


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Dilated biliary ducts. No gallbladder. Rt upper qtr pain. Stools formed and green. These symptoms ended in toxic hepatitis previously. Worry?

With ur hx, be safe: With your history as described, and the same symptoms previously ending in toxic hepatitis, than I would get an exam with labs to be safe, best wishes. ...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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How common is hepatitis D?

How common is hepatitis D?

Hepatitis D: Hepatitis D virus requires hepatitis B virus to be replicated. According to the World Health Organization: "Approximately 15 million people across the world are chronically coinfected with HDV and HBV. " See: http://www. Who. Int/mediacentre/factsheets/hepatitis-d/en/ ...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 B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow the 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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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

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What is the definition or description of: Hepatitis D?

What is the definition or description of: Hepatitis D?

Hepatitis D: Hepatitis D is an infection which causes liver inflammation due to the hepatitis D 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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Get an HCV viral load test to make sure you have an active infection
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Get vaccinated for hepatitis B if you have not already been exposed to it
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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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Are there any treatments for hepatitis D?

Are there any treatments for hepatitis D?

Hepatitis D: There are currently no specific treatments for Hepatitis D. It is not responsive to antiviral medications. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis D diagnosed?

Labs: There is a blood test (hepatitis D antibody). However you cannot get hepatitis D without having underlying Hepatitis B infection. So get tested for hepatitis B first (Blood test). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis D?

Hepatitis D: Most patients with hepatitis D have no symptoms, but when symptoms do occur, they are similar to other types of hepatitis, namely jaundice of the skin, eyes, or urine, abdominal pain, joint pain, loss of appetite, and fatigue. ...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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Is hepatitis d the same as strep d?

Totally not: Group d streptococci are a number of streptococci that can cause bacterial infections. Hepatitis d virus is a defective virus that requires hepatitis b virus to cause liver inflammation. ...Read more

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Can a naturopathic dr help with hepatitis d?

Can a naturopathic dr help with 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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What is the difference between hepaptitis c, hepatitis d and hepatitis e?

What is the difference between hepaptitis c, hepatitis d and hepatitis e?

Different viruses: These are all completely different viruses which can cause hepatitis. Hepatitis d is always seen in conjunction with hepatitis b. Hepatitis c is the most common hepatitis in the us and is generally transmitted by blood transfusion or IV drug use. Hepatitis e is an infection transmitted in feces, similar to hepatitis a. ...Read more

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