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Who are the people that can easily get autoimmune hepatitis?

Who are the people that can easily get autoimmune hepatitis?

Genes: The predisposition towards developing autoimmune hepatitis appears to be genetic. The exact triggers for it to occur in those with a genetic predisposition are not fully known. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Can people who are gay more likely to contract HIV or aids then people who are straight?

Can people who are gay more likely to contract HIV or aids then people who are straight?

Risk takers: Most common answer is the prevalence of risk taking behaviors in teens-to-thirties males (=no condom use, multiple partners, alcohol and/or drug use, etc.). For more information, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/2012/hiv-infections-2007-2010.Pdf. ...Read more

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Is it true that some people cannot contract HIV and who are this people?

Is it true that some people cannot contract HIV and who are this people?

HIV Immunity: Yes. There are some rare genetic defects that make HIV infection impossible. These rare groups of people have a variety of reasons they have this defect that protects them. There is no common test yet to easily tell you if you would be immune. Every one of my patients who thought they were immune over the past fifteen years now all have become HIV positive. Please be careful. ...Read more

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How many people get liver cancers because they have hepatitis b?

How many people get liver cancers because they have hepatitis b?

Many: Statistical analyses vary but chronic active hep b produces a large number of hepatocellular carcinomas world-wide. ...Read more

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Are haemorrhoids spreadable? Can they be spread to other people from the person who has them?

Are haemorrhoids spreadable? Can they be spread to other people from the person who has them?

No: They are due to elevated pressure in the veins of the anorectum and weakening of tissues there. It is not transmittable. Anal warts, however, which can resemble hemorrhoids are a sexually transmitted viral disease. ...Read more

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Are prion diseases more common among people who hunt and eat what they kill? (Due to the meat not being tested for disease)

Are prion diseases more common among people who hunt and eat what they kill? (Due to the meat not being tested for disease)

Dept of Health: Contact your local Department of Health and ask if prion disease is a problem in your region. It is unlikely it would be infecting your venison. ...Read more

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Are any types of people more naturally likely to be infected by hiv?

Are any types of people more naturally likely to be infected by hiv?

Not exactly: Not really, but there are people who are less likely to be infected. The best studied examples are those who are genetically lacking the ccr5 coreceptor on the surface of the cd4 cell (delta 32 deletion). These people are much less likely to be infected than the general population. This is probably just one example. ...Read more

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What are the ways that children become infected with hepatitis b?

What are the ways that children become infected with hepatitis b?

Mom-kid /exposures: The hepatitis b is a hardy germ that has been known to infect a person who was by stuck by a tainted needle left alone for a year. Babies can get if mom is infected during pregnancy or from blood product exposure at birth. Kids can get it when exposed to blood products from an infected person through a wound of any sort. Kids may show no symptoms during the process until they are near liver failur. ...Read more

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Are there people who are immune to hepatitis b even though they were not vaccinated?

Are there people who are immune to hepatitis b even though they were not vaccinated?

Yes: Some people get immunity once they get infection and clear it. They usually have not only antibody to surface antigen but core also. ...Read more

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Are people who are intolerant more likely to get depression and mental disease?

Not really!: Intolerance is a manifestation of a person's inability to have the ability to be compassionate and understand that like themselves we all have "bad hair days". Probably these people have more inner demons with which they struggle. But in my opinion mental illness is not more likely among those who are intolerant than the rest of us. But being tolerant sure makes daily life much smoother. ...Read more

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Are there people who are immune to hepatitis b even though they're not vaccinated?

Are there people who are immune to hepatitis b even though they're not vaccinated?

Yes: About 95% of otherwise healthy adults who are exposed to hepatitis b will control the infection with their own immune systems. The hepatitis b (hbv) is hiding in their liver cells, but usually stays dormant. These people will not have problems with hbv unless their immune system is severely compromised (like with cancer chemotherapy). ...Read more

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Can you give me a percentage of people that develop genital herpes symptoms and people that don't develop symptoms when they are first infected?

Can you give me a percentage of people that develop genital herpes symptoms and people that don't develop symptoms when they are first infected?

Already Answered: 90% of patients who are positive for genital herpes do not get sores or outbreaks. This is new information. Almost everything we learned about herpes before five years ago was wrong. ...Read more

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Can only gay people get HIV or is everybody prone?

Anybody: Anybody can get hiv. It is exposure through risky behaviors such as unprotected sex - including straight sex - or other things such as IV drug abuse or getting a blood transfusion (transfusion is less of a risk now), which can lead to a person getting hiv. ...Read more

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Can you have liver inflammation without it being hepatitis, or are live inflammation and hepatitis exactly the same thing?

Can you have liver inflammation without it being hepatitis, or are live inflammation and hepatitis exactly the same thing?

Same thing: Hepatitis, by definition is inflammation of the liver. Liver inflammation can be due to alcohol, drugs, auto-immunity and infections, especially with hepatitis b and c viruses. ...Read more

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How many people have stis and who is most likely infected?

How many people have stis and who is most likely infected?

Common: The most prevalent (how many have it a given time)is herpes simplex type 2. One in three american women are positive for the antibody to hsv 2 . Most believe that hpv virus (causative agent for abnormal paps) is more common but since it clears completely it is not as prevalent. It has a higher incidence (new cases) than herpes (hsv2) but it doesn't persist as much. Women more than men. ...Read more

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Why are people afraid to be near other patients with leprosy?

Why are people afraid to be near other patients with leprosy?

My thought..: Disfigurement can be terrifying to people. The fear of being mis-shapened combined with lack of knowledge about how mildly contagious it is - leads to fear & bias. 95% of people are actually immune to the bacteria. ...Read more

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Can someone with HPV become reinfected if they remain with the same person they know for a fact gave the virus to them?

Can someone with HPV become reinfected if they remain with the same person they know for a fact gave the virus to them?

No and yes: Once you have a specific strain of hpv, you will always have it. It may disappear from your pap smears, doctors won't detect it, but it can always come back. Your partner can infect you with a different strain of hpv (there are hundreds of strains), but not the same strain twice. Hope that answers your question, if not, ask again, good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

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


Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
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Autoimmune Hepatitis (Definition)

A disease in which the body's own immune system attacks the liver, causing ...Read more