Pl let me know if hepatitis b virus infection is dangerous. How?

Hepatitis B. Hepatitis b virus infection is dangerous. It is transmitted by contact with infected body fluids. In its milder forms it causes liver inflammation and jaundice but rarely death. In its chronic form - it can cause liver cancer and cirrhosis. It is easily prevented by a vaccine.

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Could I recover from hepatitis b virus?

Yes. Most people recover completely with no residual infection. They develop a positive surface antibody (hbsab) and lose their surface antigen (hbsag). However, about 10% go on to develop chronic hepatitis, maintaining their hbsag. In such cases, cure isn't possible, but the infection can be treated with medications that will help to prevent complications. Read more...

Normal liver function, should need to treat? I was a hepatitis b virus carriers. What drugs can clear the hepatitis b virus.

Doubtful. Asymptomatic carriage of hep b is common, although some hepatologists would recommend biopsy to be certain that the status of the disease is proven. There are several antivirals (lamivudine, adefovir, tenofovir, telbivudine, and entecavir), and immune system modulators (interferon Alpha 2a, and peg if Alpha 2a) which can be used in therapy, but your hepatologist would explain these effectively. Read more...

What does it mean to be hepatitis b virus carrier?

Virus is just there. Carrier status=you have the virus in your body but fortunately is not causing any problem for you. Your body is somehow keeping the virus well-behaved and no affecting your liver. However, you can still transmit the virus .I.E via needle sharing/body fluid, or from mother to child in utero or birth. Make sure you follow doc regular to make sure it does not turn active. Get vaccinated. Good luck. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: hepatitis b virus antigen?

The virus detection. An antigen means anything that generates an antibody; in hepatitis b, it is the virus that attacks the blood cells. There are two types: surface antigen in blood and core antigen. Hepatitis b surface antibody is an immune response to hepatitis b antigen in serum, which appears 1 to 10 weeks after exposure to hepatitis b virus and usually lasts for life. Hepatitis surface antigen equals infection. Read more...