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How will I know when I have recovered from an acute hepatitis b infection?

How will I know when I have recovered from an acute hepatitis b infection?

Lab tests: Your lab test which show normal liver function tests and no hepatitis b virus detectable by PCR testing. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can you tell me if a person gets infected with acute hepatitis b. How much time does he take to recover?

Can you tell me if a person gets infected with acute hepatitis b. How much time does he take to recover?

Awhile: It can take up to 6 months for a person to feel normal again. The liver enzymes may improve, but patients can experience fatigue for quite some time. You should be followed, because up to 5% of persons infected with acute hbv can develop chronic disease. ...Read more

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What are the differences between chronic and acute hepatitis b?

What are the differences between chronic and acute hepatitis b?

Time: As implied by the names, acute hepatitis b is the illness syndrome when you are first exposed to hepatitis b. This includes abdominal pain, GI disturbance, fever, flu like symptoms, and sometimes jaundice. Hepatitis b can be deadly. Chronic hep b is the long term disease which may cause nothing, may cause some mild abdominal symptoms, and then may lead to full blown cirrhosis and inflammation. ...Read more

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Will CRP be increased during acute hepatitis B/C?

Yes: Most likely yes. CRP is an acute phase reactant so an acute infection such as Hepatitis may raise it - briefly. ...Read more

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Can right rib pain alone be a sign of acute hepatitis b/c? (no other symptoms)

Can right rib pain alone be a sign of acute hepatitis b/c? (no other symptoms)

No: Acute Hepatitis symptoms coud include abdominal pain fever, tiredness, high liver enzymes and jaundice. Blood test will easily help clarify presence ...Read more

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Should any medicine like interferon be taken in the early to mid stages of acute hepatitis b?(2-3 weeks in)

Should any medicine like interferon be taken in the early to mid stages of acute hepatitis b?(2-3 weeks in)

Depends: Interferon is often prescribed for treatment of hepatitis b (along with other antiviral drugs), although its effectiveness is still a matter of debate in the medical community. Hep b is a serious condition; see your doctor immediately, if you haven't already. ...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


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