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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Hepatitis (Definition)

Infectious hepatitis = disease of liver caused by ...Read more


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What happens if have roommate with infectious hepatitis?

What happens if have roommate with infectious hepatitis?

Depends on type: Infectious hepatitis can be hep a, b, c, d or e. Hepa is spread by eating contaminated food, and can be transmitted hand-to-mouth. Hep b, c, d and e are only spread by blood and sexual contact. If roomie has hepa, don't share food, do wash hands well, and avoid eating wherever they may have gotten sick. If other types, don't share razors, & do use gloves/condoms if any blood or sexual contact. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Infectious hepatitis?

What is the definition or description of: Infectious hepatitis?

Infectious hepatitis: Infectious hepatitis = disease of liver caused by hepatitis A virus infection. ...Read more

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I am a healthy carrier and non-infectious hepatitis - am I allowed to work in hospital?

Complex question: Your question is quite specific and work-related. You will get a more appropriate answer by asking your hospital's occupational health nurse or your infection control practitioner. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis a contagious?

Is hepatitis a contagious?

Hepatitis A: Yes. Of course. But, children began being immunized for this as part of the pediatric immunizations in the late 1980s or early 1990s in america. Hepatitis a is caught by eating or licking or ingesting fluids or solids infected with hepatitis a. Why do you think you have it? ...Read more

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What does reactive hepatitis b means? Is it curable? Is it contagious?

What does reactive hepatitis b means? Is it curable? Is it contagious?

It depends: It depend specifically on what test is reactive. There are a dozen different kind of tests and your question is impossible to answer since you did not share exactly what test is positive. Reactive could mean immunity from vaccination to immunity from prior exposure to active disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a type of hepatitis contagious by touching someone or sharing blood?

Can you tell me is there a type of hepatitis contagious by touching someone or sharing blood?

Hepatitis: Hepatitis B and C are bloodborne infections. Transmission occurs through exposure to infected blood that gets into your system through an open wound or through mucosa (mouth, eyes, genital, rectal, e.g.). Hepatitis A is acquired through contaminated food and water. You cannot get Hep B or C by touching someone who is infected. ...Read more

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What are tests for common infectious diseases like viral hepatitis?

Assays.: These kinds of diseases are tested for ny tests called assays that test for viral antigen oe antibodies to the viral antigens or proteins. For example, the hepatitis b surface antigen (hbsag) is the screening testy for hepatitis b infection. Meanwhile, the anti-hbs antibody tells if the person has recovered from the hepatitis b infection, or has been vaccinated. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

Blood borne: Hep c is usually transmitted through blood and body fluid exchange, including sex. It is not transmitted through casual contact like shaking hands. ...Read more

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Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Yes: Types a and e are spread fecal-orally. B, c, and d spread thru blood and body fluids. ...Read more

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How contagious is hepatitis b (hbv) around time of birth?

How contagious is hepatitis b (hbv) around time of birth?

Varies: Worldwide, commonest cause of infection-chronic carrier (mom) spreads virus to infant during birth process; this often will lead to a chronic carrier state in infant; process continues over generations. May be prevented with hbig to infant, subsequent immunization. Immunize before sex activity starts may decrease another source for carriage. Not all infected are carriers, or actively infected. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C a contagious disease?

Is hepatitis C a contagious disease?

Yes: Hepatitis c is a contagious disease. The virus is in the blood, so one can catch it by coming into contact with an infected person's blood. There is no cure and no vaccine for hepc, but some treatments are available. ...Read more

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HBsAg-, anti HBc IgM+, IgG- and anti HBs Ag-. Should you still get hepatitis B vaccine? No immunity, but new infection, not infectious.

Hepatitis: You do not have HepB, but do have HepC and need further evaluation to determine whether or not therapy is necessary. Yes, you should receive HepB vaccine, particularly since this history suggests behavioral risk factors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My partner had hepatitis A before, his doctor said that he is not contagious now since he already survived it. Am I still at risk to got it?

No danger to you.: Hepatitis A is a predominantly acute gastrointestinal illness that is obtained/transmitted through fecal matter and contaminated food/water sources. Once you have had hepatitis A, you might be sick for ~ 3-4 weeks afterwards but then retain immunity for life. Blood testing will continue to show past exposure to Hep A, but there is no future danger for the patient or any future partners. ...Read more

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Hepatitic c- I am so scared to get contagious with hep c im a phlebotomist. My question is could hep c ever be cured like go away?

Hepatitis C: Yes. There are some humans who clear this viral infection on their own. There are some very successful medications being studied now.

Just remember that using all of the precautions you are taught where you work will protect you very much. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for hepatitis b?

What is the medicine for hepatitis b?

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

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Is their any medicine for hepatitis b carriers?

Is their any medicine for hepatitis b carriers?

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

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Can hepatitis B be drug induced?

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

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Should you do drugs if you have auto immune hepatitis?

Should you do drugs if you have auto immune hepatitis?

Of course not!: Did you even consider that you would receive another answer? Absolutely not! ...Read more

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What are the probable symptoms of hepatitis b in a drug user?

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

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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?

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

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What is medicine of hepatitis c?

What is medicine of hepatitis c?

Hep C treatment: Standard treatment for hepatitis c has been with peginterferon and ribavirin. Response rates varied depending on the type of hep c virus (called genotype). There are new medications boceprevir and telaprevir which have improved response to treatment. ...Read more

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Liver and hepatitis b; what medecines shall be used?

Liver and hepatitis b; what medecines shall be used?

Several: Are available such as lamivudine, helps era, etc. Depends on your viral load beset a hepatologist. ...Read more

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What drugs are available to treat hepatitis?

B and C: There are drugs that can treat hepatitis b (tenofovir, lamivudine, telbivudine, adefovir), and there are drugs that can treat and cure hepatitis c (ribavirin, interferon, telaprevir, boceprevir). More drugs for hepatitis c will be approved very soon. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for hepatitis b?

What is the best medicine for hepatitis b?

See a specialist: This is a rapidly changing area and seeing a liver specialist is the best way to find the best current medication. From an alternative stand point I recommend silver shield brand of colloidal silver. It's unique molecular structure sets up an electromagentic resonance that causes clumping of active viral RNA preventing insertion into new host cells www. Medacpc. Com. ...Read more

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What are the medicine to take in hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: Assuming the clinical presentation is such that medications are warranted, the current first line pharmaceuticals used are pegylated interferon alfa, entecavir, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. This is a complex disease and the patient should be under the care of a specialist. ...Read more

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What are the most effective drugs for hepatitis b?

Viread and Baraclude (entecavir): These are currently the 2 best oral drugs on the market to suppress viral load with low resistance. ...Read more

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