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What's the main difference between hepatitis a and b?
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
In brief: Hepatitis A and B
Hepatitis a and b virus infections show the same symptoms and cause liver damage.
Hep a infection is a more acute illness with shorter duration while infection from the b tends to be more chronic lasting months and years. In addition, hep b infection carries a risk cancer complications. Hep a is contracted from eating contaminated foods; hep b from sex and blood transfusions.

In brief: Hepatitis A and B
Hepatitis a and b virus infections show the same symptoms and cause liver damage.
Hep a infection is a more acute illness with shorter duration while infection from the b tends to be more chronic lasting months and years. In addition, hep b infection carries a risk cancer complications. Hep a is contracted from eating contaminated foods; hep b from sex and blood transfusions.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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