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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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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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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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Which hepatitis is bad for u a or b or c?

All: Any hepatitis is dangerous for you. A usually recovers without sequelae b ; c usually recovers but may have long term sequelae of cirrhosis and possibly liver cancer. ...Read more

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How's hepatitis type c contracted?

How's hepatitis type c contracted?

Blood contact: Mostly through blood exposure (primarily shared needles or syringes during drug use). However, it can also be transmitted sexually, especially through rough or poorly lubricated intercourse where there may be blood exposure. ...Read more

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Could hepatitis b & c be cured completely?

Yes: Hepatitis c can be cured completely. Hepatitis b can be controlled, sometimes "cured" however it usually remains in your liver dna and can re-activate in certain occasions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis a, b, c, d?

What are the symptoms of hepatitis a, b, c, d?

See below: Fatique, dyspepsia- combination of nausea, epigastric pain, lack of appetite, vomiting. Also urine will turn dark and the mucosa of your eyes will turn yellow. Hepatitis c is different cause you dont get too much jaundice from it. Jaundice is actually a goos sign in hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do people have hepatitis b and c?

See details: The most common ways to be infected are unprotected sex with an infected partner and using contaminated needles to inject street drugs. Transfusions were also a major cause but not now as there are effective tests to screen for the presence of the virus. ...Read more

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I would like some information about hepatitis b and c?

CDC has a great tbl: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Resources/Professionals/PDFs/ABCTable.pdf

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What are the key differences among hepatitis a, b, and c?

What are the key differences among hepatitis a, b, and c?

Acute vs chronic: Hepatitis a is an acute infection which usually does not last more than a few months; it is almost never fatal. It is contracted by shaking hands with or eating food prepared by a person with the infection. Hepatitis b and c are usually chronic infections which can lead to liver failure, cirrhosis, or liver cancer. They are transmitted by tiny amounts of blood; both treatable with medications. ...Read more

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