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What are some common myths and misconceptions about hepatitis b?

What are some common myths and misconceptions about hepatitis b?

Several: With chronic infection at risk for liver cancer (hcc) and routine screening is needed....Most adults clear infection without need for hospitalization ..... Resolved hep b or infection in past that your body has cleared has risk of reinsurance if immune system is compromised like with chemotherapy or long term steroids .... There are some very well tolerated oral medications for chronic infections. ...Read more

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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


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How common is it for registered nurses working in emergency room to contract hepatitis B?

How common is it for registered nurses working in emergency room to contract hepatitis B?

Very uncommon: as a prerequisite for their job, they should all have been vaccinated (and/or have their immunity titers checked). ...Read more

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Please provide the classification, the scientific name, and the common name of hepatitis b?

Unclear question: Hepatitis b is one type of viral hepatits. An older name is serum hepatitis. Please consult this site for more info on viral hepatitis, including hepatitis b. http://www.medicinenet.com/viral_hepatitis/article.htm. ...Read more

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What are my chances of contracting hepatitis b? How common is it?

What are my chances of contracting hepatitis b? How common is it?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B is transmitted by Blood, including needle stick, Mucocutaneous such as Sexual contact with an infected person or carrier, or perinatal exposure. There is vaccination available, but most important is avoid sexual indiscretion. ...Read more

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Is jaundice a common symptom of hepatitis b?

Is jaundice a common symptom of hepatitis b?

No: Although jaundice can occur with hepatitis b, it is not common. Most of the time, hepatitis b is first diagnosed from abnormal liver function tests. You should consult with your doctor if you are concerned of hepatitis b. ...Read more

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I live in the us, how common is it for me to get hepatitis b from a blood transfusion?

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I live in the  us, how common is it for me to get hepatitis b from a blood transfusion?

Rare: The chance to get transfused with hepatitis b contaminated blood product is estimated at 1/63, 000 - 1/500, 000 per unit of product. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b be passed from father to child in the u.S.?

Can hepatitis b be passed from father to child in the u.S.?

Depends: If the father passes it to mom, before or during pregnancy, baby can be exposed & get it. If mom is known to have it, there are things the dr can do to try to stop it from passing to baby. After birth, it is unlikely dad would pass it to baby. It is a blood born agent & i don't see what likely blood contact baby will have with dad. Baby should also get the vaccine at birth. ...Read more

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How heal hepatitis b?

Most resolve: Spontaneous resolution of acute hep b infection is common, but must be followed carefully to make sure is not becoming chronic active hepatitis, which can be treated, if not cured. Do this now, because to ignore this disease can have lethal consequences. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b fast relefe?

Hepatitis b fast relefe?

Sorry: Hbv can cause acute hepatitis which generally runs its course over several weeks but some cases become chronic, often the ones with few or no symptoms. Acute HBV infection is not generally treated but there are medications to treat chronic HBV if need be. There is no fast cure. ...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