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Dr. Anne Larson
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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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What is treatments for patients with hepatitis b?

What is treatments for patients with hepatitis b?

Several: Once a doctor has decided that someone does need treatment for their chronic hepatitis b infection (not everyone needs treatment immediately), they may recommend drugs that block viral replication, like tenofovir or entecavir. Less commonly, they might recommend an immune drug called interferon alfa that helps the body fight the hepatitis b. It is important to be monitored regularly. ...Read more

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What treatments for hepatitis C and hepatitis b?

What treatments for hepatitis C and hepatitis b?

Complicated: New and more effective treatments available. Oral meds for hep b; currently oral meds plus interferon injection for hep c. Complicated details depending on genotype, viral load, level of liver tests, markers, liver biopsy findings. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for hepatitis b?

Is there treatment for hepatitis b?

Yes!: There are several good medications which can treat hepatitis b virus infection. The two most commonly used are Entecavir and tenofovir. In addition, hepatitis b virus infection can be treated with interferon. Hepatitis b can exist in many forms, some of which do not require treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor to see which form you have. ...Read more

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What is the immediate treatment for hepatitis b?

What is the immediate treatment for hepatitis b?

Depends: Most patients infected with hepatitisb will resolve the infection on their own without medical intervention. However, some patients do not. It is very important to be followed by a doctor to see if you "clear" the hepatitis b infection on your own or develop chronic hepatitis b in which case antiviral medication will likely be needed. Avoid alcohol and sex while your body is fighting the infection. ...Read more

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What is the latest development of hepatitis b treatment?

Antivirals: The most commonly used antiviral medications against hepatitis b are Entecavir and tenofovir. Both are well tolerated and do a great job stopping the hbv from making copies of itself. No medications cure hepatitis b so many people have to take them indefinitely. Gilead is working on an immune enhancer drug that might help control hbv as well as a tenofovir-like drug with fewer kidney problems. ...Read more

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Hello i was just diagnosed with hepatitis b ,is there a treatment for me or can it naturally go away after awhile?

Hello i was just diagnosed with hepatitis b ,is there a treatment for me or can it naturally go away after awhile?

Recheck in 6 months: For acute HBV infection, 80% of patients will become immune, the viral infection will resolve. In 20% of patients, the virus will persist, leading to a chronic carrier state. The timeline distinguishing acute from chronic is 6 months, in other words, if the HBV surface antigen persists after 6 months from onset of infection, the patient is labelled a chronic carrier. There is treatment for this. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for patients with hepatitis b?

What is the treatment for patients with hepatitis b?

Antivirals: Traditionally Interferon alpha and Lamivudine with newer antivirals available. The decision to treat and treatment follow-up are to be individualized. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is inosine being used for hepatitis b treatment?

I'm not sure but is inosine being used for hepatitis b treatment?

Inosine: Inosine is a nucleoside which has been studied for use in hepatitis B. Although a few trials were promising, it currently plays no role in hep B treatment. Current medications available for control of hepatitis B are effective and well-tolerated. I would not recommend adding this to any current therapy which you may require. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello pls what is hepatitis B, and what is d cause and the treatment? And is it a chronic disease?

Hello pls what is hepatitis B, and what is d cause and the treatment? And is it a chronic disease?

It is a virus: That is often spread through sexually contact or blood transfusions(less common in this day and age). It mostly effects the liver. For some people it only cause short term issues when they are exposed(acute hepatitis B) but 15-30% of people with acute hepatitis B will develop a long term chronic hepatitis B. There is much more to know but it's too complicated for this small space. ...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