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Can a hepatitis b infection lead to an autoimmune disease?

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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: No

However, like other infectious diseases, there are certain antibody complex diseases which can result from a hepatitis b infection.

In brief: No

However, like other infectious diseases, there are certain antibody complex diseases which can result from a hepatitis b infection.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: No

Hepatitis b can be associated with a vasculitis (inflammatory disorder of the blood vessels) called polyarteritis nodosa (pan).
It is a secondary event that is related circulating antigen-antibody complexes may be deposited in the blood vessels rather than a true autoimmune disorder.

In brief: No

Hepatitis b can be associated with a vasculitis (inflammatory disorder of the blood vessels) called polyarteritis nodosa (pan).
It is a secondary event that is related circulating antigen-antibody complexes may be deposited in the blood vessels rather than a true autoimmune disorder.
Dr. Lance Stein
Dr. Lance Stein
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