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Pathogenesis Of Hepatitis A Virus
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
HAV IgG good or bad: If you have HAV igg it means that you have responded to HAV vaccine or have had infection with hepatitis a virus. If you are well, it means you are protected from getting HAV infection. If you are sick with a liver injury, it means that HAV could be the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The hepatitis a virus infects humans via the fecal-oral route. The already-infected person sheds the virus in their feces and the un-infected person must allow something contaminated by the already-infected person's feces to enter their mouth for infection to occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this hav result mean hav-igm is non reactive while hav -igg to hepatitis a virus is reactive?
Hepatitis B virus: these are different viruses.Get a more detailed answer ›
When a person recovers from Hepatitis A, is the virus truly 100% gone from their system? Or is it just suppressed and can reactivate like Hep B and C?
I had hepatitis a over 12 years ago as an teenager, why are you not allowed to donate blood, when the virus is completyly out of your blood in a year?
Hepatitis and blood: The red cross disqualifies anyone who has had any hepatitis (a, b, c, d or e) or jaundice after the age of 11. Exceptions include non-viral causes of hepatitis or jaundice such as gilbert's disease. Presumably the reason is to cast a wide net over all cases of viral hepatitis to ensure not missing a case of non-a hepatitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
By getting the twinrix vaccine for hepatitis a&b, does this make you immune to both, which means you are protected from getting either of the viruses?
Twinrix Vaccine: Yes. Two viruses one shot to begin getting immune to both. Ingenious. ...Read more
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