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Which hepatitis is worse a , b or c ?

Which hepatitis  is worse a , b  or c ?

Hepatitis: It is difficult to answer. Hepatitis a is occasionally can cause acute liver failure in acute stages but never become chronic. Whereas hepatitis b and c can become chronic. This can cause liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis b occasional can cause acute liver failure. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more


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Which hepatitis is worse a ' b or c ?

Depends on criteria: Hbv transmits more efficiently by needlestick, sexually or neonatally and is more likely to cause acute fulminant disease. Hcv is more likely to become chronic. Both can cause cirrhosis which may result in liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent hbv, not hcv and therapy can be instituted for either. ...Read more

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Which hepatitis is bad for u a or b or c?

All: Any hepatitis is dangerous for you. A usually recovers without sequelae b ; c usually recovers but may have long term sequelae of cirrhosis and possibly liver cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having hepatitis b and being a hepatitis b carrier?

What is the difference between having hepatitis b and being a hepatitis b carrier?

Hep B: Hepatitis b can be either an acute or chronic infection. Some people may have the virus replicating in their system for the rest of their lives, whereas some people will be able to fight the infection and be left only with an antibody. For those with the chronic infection, it will can lay dormant in the body for years before it starts to replicate again and infect the liver. ...Read more

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So, which hepatitis C genotype is the worse?

So, which hepatitis C genotype is the worse?

Genotypes 1: Genotypes 1a and 1b are the most common in america, and have proven to be the more resistant to treatment. New treatments are on the way. ...Read more

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I have chronic hep c with a b viral load. What does b viral load mean?

I have chronic hep c with a b viral load. What does b viral load mean?

Not sure: I'm not sure. In people with hepatitis c we check hcv RNA (hepatitis c viral load). There's also a hepatitis b viral load (hbv dna)' but that has nothing to do with hepatitis c. Make sure you don't have both infections. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hepatitis b or c?

Is there a cure for hepatitis b or c?

YES THERE IS BUT: There is cure for both Hep b&c but the problems are There are side effects to treatment and for hep c it is very very expensive and beyond the reach of majority of Hep c infected people all over the world ...Read more

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What would happen if a hepatitis B patient got the hepatitis b vaccine?

What would happen if a hepatitis B patient got the hepatitis b vaccine?

Nothing special: The vaccine is a synthetic replica of hep B antigens and is designed to help the body develop Hep B antibodies without experiencing the disease.Since they will already have hep B antibodies from thee prior illness, the vaccine at most could provide a small boost in antibody level. However, this has no effect on any existing hep B problem. ...Read more

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Difference between hepatitis a b c d e...Acute...viral...Chronic...treatable? Please explain

Difference between hepatitis a b c d e...Acute...viral...Chronic...treatable? Please explain

Hope this helps: Acute viral hepatitis is a self limiting infection. Hepatitis A is only an acute infection and does not progress to chronicity. For hepatitis B, about 10-15% of patients with acute hepatitis will develop chronic HBV. In contrast, for hepatitis C, 75-80% of patients with acute hepatitis will develop chronic HCV. Chronicity develops when the immune system is unable to clear the virus. ...Read more

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Now diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. What does transaminitis mean?

Now diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. What does transaminitis mean?

Liver enzymes: Enough of your liver cells are bad-hurt or dying off and being replaced that the enzymes (AST/SGOT and ALT/SGPT) from inside of them is much increased in your blood. Get you hep b managed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can someone with no hepatitis b or c creates the virus..Hw is this virus created?

Can someone with no hepatitis b or c creates the virus..Hw is this virus created?

Replication: These viruses replicate and are transferred from person to person, often through blood or other body fluids. They do not spontaneuosly generate. They also aren't passed by casual contact (touching) or by coughs or sneezes. ...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 u get hep c in a non bleeding cut/scratch?

Can u get hep c in a non bleeding cut/scratch?

Depends: If it is anywhere but the genitalia, then it is highly unlikely if there's no blood. But if there is semen or vaginal fluid, then the risk increases significantly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch hepatitis C from playing with a baby whose mother is hep c positive?

Is it possible to catch hepatitis C from playing with a baby whose mother is hep c positive?

Unlikely: There has to be exposure of blood / bodily fluids from the mother to put you at any risk. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to get hepatitis C from a tattoo gun?

Is it unusual to get hepatitis C from a tattoo gun?

Uncommon: Businesses that offer tattoos know they need to adhere to strict infection control procedures. You should see that they are using fresh, unopened supplies. What we really worry about are home-made tattoos, especially done in groups, or in jails/prisons. Here, even small amounts of blood from one person could be transmitted (along with hepatitis c or b for that matter) to someone else. ...Read more

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If hepatitis b e antigen, serum is non reactive, what does it mean?

Depends: I would want to know the following information: are they hepatitis b surface antigen reactive? Are they hepatitis b e antibody reactive? Did this person likely get hepatitis b as a baby or small child or when they were older? What is the hepatitis b dna (viral load) level? What is the alt (liver enzyme) value? In isolation this lab value can mean multiple things. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is hepatitis C antibodies the same as having hepatitis C infection?

Can you answer, is hepatitis C antibodies the same as having hepatitis C infection?

No: About 25% of people who have hcv antibodies, indicating that they were exposed to this virus, will have spontaneously cleared the infection through their immune response. The only way to know if you actually have active infection is to test for hcv RNA (viral load). If the RNA is detected the person has active infection and could have liver damage. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

An infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus, usually food-borne, that typically resolves over time with ...Read more