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What is the scientific name of the microorganism that causes hepatitis b?

What is the scientific name of the microorganism that causes hepatitis b?

HBV: The virus that causes hepatitis b is called hepatitis b virus. It is transmitted through maternal to fetal transmission as the principle route, but can be transmitted through sexual exposure. Vaccination to hbv is effective at eliminating the risk of acquiring hbv infection. ...Read more

Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more


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What is the scientific name of hepatitis b?

What is the scientific name of hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B virus: A human antigen was found in australian aborigines in 1965 and was called australian antigen. It was subsequently called hepatitis b surface antigen and its association with acute hepatitis was established. Infectious hepatitis, previously known was called hepatitis a. ...Read more

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

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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Can salofalk mesalazine cause hepatitis b?

Can salofalk mesalazine cause hepatitis b?

No: Hepatitis B is caused by a virus, usually contracted via sexually intercourse with an infected individual or via a contaminated needle when injecting drugs. The Salofalk suppository may cause a number of side effects, but cannot cause hepatitis B ...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?

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

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I know someone who has Hepatitis B from unwise youthful activity. She is monitored by her Dr. However, could you tell me whether Hep B can be a direct cause of death by itself or is it true that Hep B can lead to other conditions that cause death?

I know someone who has Hepatitis B from unwise youthful activity. She is monitored by her Dr. However, could you tell me whether Hep B can be a direct cause of death by itself or is it true that Hep B can lead to other conditions that cause death?

Hepatitis B: Causes inflammation of the liver, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. The last two conditions can be fatal. Your friend should get treatment right away.

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What could be the cause of chronic hepatitis b?

What could be the cause of chronic hepatitis b?

Virus at early age: Hep b: common (world-wide) viral infection, commonly obtained at birth from mom who is chronic carrier (probably got it at birth from her mother). Adult onset (usually blood transmission, less likely sexual): better chance of being only acute, not chronic. "dose" of exposure, genotype, immune response all play a role. Can rx. Chr inf can lead to more liver problems, incl. Cirrhosis, failure, ca. ...Read more

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I was vacinated for hepatitis b 17 years ago when I was 10. Do I need to test. If so will my vacination cause a false positive?

I was vacinated for hepatitis b 17 years ago when I was 10. Do I need to test. If so will my vacination cause a false positive?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B- if you received three Hepatitis B vaccines you are protected against Hepatitis B. No need to test. Blood testing would show you are hepatitis B immune not that you have active infection- no false positive. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b cause liver failure?

Can hepatitis b cause liver failure?

Yes: Chronic hepatitis b can cause the liver to develop severe scarring from the longstanding inflammation the virus causes. The scarring, commonly referred to as cirrhosis, can be progressive such that more and more liver function is lost to scarring. Eventually there are too few healthy liver cells to remove toxins from the body and liver failure happens, usually over a period of years. ...Read more

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Does having chronic hepatitis b means death sentence for me? Please let me know cause im panicking

Don't panic!: No, it does not mean a death sentence! I will be honest up front - chronic hepatitis B does increase your risk of developing liver cirrhosis (scarring), liver failure and liver cancer. However, that does not mean you will, and they generally take many, many years to develop. It is important to follow-up with your physician for regular testing and educate yourself - see http://www. Hepb. Org! ...Read more

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What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus

What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus

Wrong word: Mosquito bites transmit malaria which is caused by a parasite. Hbv and hcv are caused by viruses transmitted by blood and certain body fluids. ...Read more

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Can Hepatitis B continue to cause damage even if you've recovered from it and the infection didn't become chronic? Is there any way to 100% remove the virus from your body?

Can Hepatitis B continue to cause damage even if you've recovered from it and the infection didn't become chronic? Is there any way to 100% remove the virus from your body?

If...: If you are recovered and do not develop chronic hep B you become immune to it if you have been exposed. There is no further damage the virus can cause under those circumstances. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b vaccine cause hepatitis b?

No: The shot contains no living material. It is created in the lab and has no potential for causing disease. ...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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I want to try anilingus on my girlfriend. I know this can cause many problems. Can I get a hepatitis b or a shot. Can I do this with out any risk?

I want to try anilingus on my girlfriend. I know this can cause many problems. Can I get a hepatitis b or a shot. Can I do this with out any risk?

To minimize risk: From rimming, wash the anal area prior to the activity and consider using some sort of barrier such as latex dam or even Saran wrap. Infections transmissible from rimming include all the forms of gastroenteritis which may be viral, parasitic or bacterial. Hepatitis a can be transmitted this way but not hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Causes of hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: There is only one cause: an infection with the virus that is known as hepatitis b. ...Read more

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What causes hepatitis b?

What causes hepatitis b?

A virus: The hepatitis b virus is transmitted via blood transfusion or other blood exposures, sexually, and at the time of delivery from mother to child. It can cause chronic infection which may result in cirrhosis and even liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent infection licensed in the usa in 1982 and there are some medications that can be used to treat chronic infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B is a specific Virus, that attacks the Liver and causes an inflammation of the liver, and damages the liver over time, which can be serious and deadly. Currently there is vaccination for Hepatitis B, and you are encouraged to get it. ...Read more

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Can chronic hepatitis b infection cause cirrhosis?

Can chronic hepatitis b infection cause cirrhosis?

Yes: Hepatitis b can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. The more inflammation present and the higher the viral load the more likely, one will develop cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis b virus cause people to get cirrhosis?

How does hepatitis b virus cause people to get cirrhosis?

Yes: Hepatitis b virus can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer but this is not inevitable. The best thing is to get treated for it and avoid other problems with the liver such as alcohol. ...Read more

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Aids, hepatitis b and hepatitis C are caused by pathogens that are found in the blood of those infected?

Viral Infections: Not sure what you are really asking or how this answer will in any way add to your medical knowledge. But, yes, of course. These three major viral illnesses are common and many of those infected have these viruses as chronic active infections in their blood stream. 80% of those adults who get hep b will clear the infection from their blood. New treatments for hep c can lead to cure. ...Read more

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Do hepatitis-b vaccines and Hib vaccines contain 'thimerosal' cause autism?

Do hepatitis-b vaccines and Hib vaccines contain 'thimerosal' cause autism?

No: Information about thimerosal
since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines.

www. Cdc. Gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal
thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused. .. ...Read more

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If she has cirrhosis of the liver, it is caused by hepatitis b. Can she have a liver transplant?

If she has cirrhosis of the liver, it is caused by hepatitis b. Can she have a liver transplant?

Yes: Patients with cirrhosis due to hepatitis b can get liver transplant. However, every transplant candidate has to undergo detailed work-up to ensure suitability for the procedure. ...Read more

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Do onglyza (saxagliptin) & metformin taken together 4 a long time likely cause liver issues 4 someone with chronic hepatitis b carrier?

Unlikely: These are generally safe medication and unlikely to cause any liver problem. If you are taking these meds, you should get periodic lab tests to check your liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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