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Medicine For 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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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
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
Difficult to cure: Once infected with Hepatitis B virus, only a small percentage of people can be cured. Infection frequently requires chronic suppressive therapy with medications such as Peg-interferon (an immune system modulator) and antiviral medications such as lamivudine and adefovir. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with blood/bodily fluids (safe sex, no needle sharing, etc) and getting vaccinated. ...Read more
Hep b medicine: There multiple medications for hepatitis b however once with lowest resistance to virus is tenofovir(viread) interferon also use but has many adverse side effects. Treatment depends whether virus in immune tolerant(immune sleeping stage) or immune active(immune fighting stage) this is determine based on liver enzyme elevation and amount of virus in blood and specific marker hbeag. ...Read more
Yes: I am not sure, but I think what you are asking is if you can get Hep B by using IV drugs (like heroin)? If so, the answer is unfortunately yes. Sexual contact and shared needles can both result in Hep B transmission, which is spread via blood or bodily fluids. My advice is, always practice safe sex, don't share needles, get vaccinated against Hep B, and get tested. ...Read more
Of course not!: Did you even consider that you would receive another answer? Absolutely not! ...Read more
Sometimes no symptom: Hep b is a virus which can cause liver disease, including liver failure, but often shows no symptoms for years, even though it is doing damage. Symptoms can be vague: nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, changes in skin coloring, abdominal pain. Hep b is detected by a blood test, and if you don't carry the virus, you can get a vaccine against it. Hep c is similar, but deadlier & no vaccine yet. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of hepatitis B?
What are the symptoms of hepatitis B?
What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?
It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read more
Several: Are available such as lamivudine, helps era, etc. Depends on your viral load beset a hepatologist. ...Read more