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Is it safe to get a hepatitis b shot if you're on remicade?

Is it safe to get a hepatitis b shot if you're on remicade?

Yes: The hep b vaccine is an inactivated (not live) vaccine so is safe if you are on a biologic like remicade. ...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, 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


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Does hepatitis C have a cure?

Does hepatitis C have a cure?

Possibly: There are several treatments, but depending on the person and the strain of virus, not everyone is cured. ...Read more

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Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Yes: Depending on the genotype, the cure rate can be over 90%. New medications make treatment easier and the results better. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C prevalent in the us?

Is hepatitis C prevalent in the us?

3to 5 million in US: 200 million people are affected world wide that is 3.3 % of world population. In usa it is estimated 3 to 5 million people are infected. ...Read more

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How can a person with, hepatitis C live?

Normal: Majority of people with hep c live a normal life but have to take certain precautions. They learn to avoid certain products like alcohol, illicit drugs, medications which has tylenol, seek alternative therapies to maintain healthy liver function, and they live with constant hope of finding a cure. If hep c is associated with liver dysfunction, special interferon therapy can be used for suppression. ...Read more

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How can I avoid spreading hepatitis C to my family?

How can I avoid spreading hepatitis C to my family?

Blood borne: Hepatitis can only be spread by direct blood to blood or in some circumstances sexually. You should have no worry with children and second degree relatives then. For your spouse/partner...Condoms are the best way to ensure the virus isn't spread. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of hepatitis c?

What are the main symptoms of hepatitis c?

HCV symptoms: Chronic hepatitis c is usually asymptomatic. Very rarely rashes, joint pains and worsening renal function can be a presentation apart from presentation of chronic liver disease. ...Read more

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What important information should a person with hepatitis C be aware of?

To protect partners: Anyone who has being exposed to hep c most likely will expose a partner. Think safe sex, if you are married then your partner needs to be vaccinated against hep b. Most likely in the long run your partner will be exposed also to hep c. ...Read more

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Are there effective medications to treat hepatitis c?

Are there effective medications to treat hepatitis c?

Yes: There several antiviral medications being used mostly in the university setting for patients who test postitve for hepatitis c. These medications show great promise in slowing the disease process and decreasing the viral load in your blood. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis c?

What is hepatitis c?

A virus: Hepatitis c is a virus that affects the liver. It is transmitted by blood contact. About 20% of people fight it off quickly. The rest it keeps attacking the liver for years/ decades. Some people get fatigue, some don't notice it. Around 20 years of this attack the liver develop cirrhosis and even failure. There are treatments available, although work is being done on better options. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

Hep C is also known as Hepatitis C. A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more