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How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

HEPATITIS B: Liver injury is determined by patient's immune response to infection. Hepatocellular damage is indicated by the presence of serologic immune markers, predominance of t lymphocytes and plasma cells. Response to therapy with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more


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What does it mean to be hepatitis b immune?

What does it mean to be hepatitis b immune?

Either: You are immune from having had it before and recovered or you have been vaccinated against hbv. ...Read more

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Immune from hepatitis b,but still feeling unconfort in my liver area.

Immune from hepatitis b,but still feeling unconfort in my liver area.

Uncomfortable: Not sure what you mean or whether it is related in any way to your liver. Discuss with your doctor. If you have UC there are numerous potential complications. ...Read more

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Are there people who are immune to hepatitis b even though they're not vaccinated?

Are there people who are immune to hepatitis b even though they're not vaccinated?

Yes: About 95% of otherwise healthy adults who are exposed to hepatitis b will control the infection with their own immune systems. The hepatitis b (hbv) is hiding in their liver cells, but usually stays dormant. These people will not have problems with hbv unless their immune system is severely compromised (like with cancer chemotherapy). ...Read more

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Are there people who are immune to hepatitis b even though they were not vaccinated?

Are there people who are immune to hepatitis b even though they were not vaccinated?

Yes: Some people get immunity once they get infection and clear it. They usually have not only antibody to surface antigen but core also. ...Read more

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Blood tested and I am not immune to Hepatitis B. Does that also mean that I don't have Hepatitis B or is that a different test?

Blood tested and I am not immune to Hepatitis B. Does that also mean that I don't have Hepatitis B or is that a different test?

Hepatitis B.: It will be helpful if you give the specific tests that were done. There are several different test we do to determine if someone is infected, immune or is cured from hepatitis B virus infection. ...Read more

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I became immune of hepatitis b,can i drink beer?

I became immune of hepatitis b,can i drink beer?

Beer: one has no correlation with the other you can still develop alcohol induced hepatitis if you drink very heavily. ...Read more

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Immune to hepatitis b mean?

Immune to hepatitis b mean?

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

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I tested positive for hepatitis b and also I'm immune to it. What does that mean?

I tested positive for hepatitis b and also I'm immune to it. What does that mean?

Complicated : Hep b serologies must be interpreted with caution Some doctors can misinterpret. An immune individual that received a vaccine has (HBV sAb+ , HBV sAg-, HBV core IgG Ab-). Resolved infection (HBV sAb+, ag-, core IgG+). Active infections / chronic infections are always surface antigen positive. If you need help consult me on my prime account ...Read more

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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