Can you please tell me how hepatitis C and hepatitis b differ?

Different viruses. ...With different natural histories, rx. Hep b: dna virus, blood borne, at birth or transfusion, needle stick, sex, IV drugs. Infant exposure:commonly chronic; adult: less commonly. Both can cause chr. Disease, cancer, liver failure. Rx available. Hep c: RNA virus, blood borne; usually drug use (incl nasal), rarely sex. Commonly chr, little symptoms blood supply tested for both (and hiv).

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Can you please tell me how hepatitis C and hepatitis b differ?

RNA vs DNA virus. Hepatitis c is an RNA virus and hepatitis b is a dna virus. Both can lead to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Those with hepatitis b do not need to develop cirrhosis to be at risk or develop liver cancer. The treatment is different for both and hepatitis c can be cured, while hepatitis b can be suppressed with medications but not cured. Read more...

What treatments for hepatitis C and hepatitis b?

Complicated. New and more effective treatments available. Oral meds for hep b; currently oral meds plus interferon injection for hep c. Complicated details depending on genotype, viral load, level of liver tests, markers, liver biopsy findings. Talk with your doc. Read more...

What do you suggest if I would like a help in this "hepatitis b and hepatitis c" case, please!?

Seek professional. You need to talk to a hepatologist in your area, or a gastroenterologist who deals with patients with liver disease. I would be happy to help. What is the question? Read more...

Hi, im wondering if you get checked for hepatitis b and it's clear does that mean you don't have hepatitis c? or do you need a seperate test? Kind Reg

These are distinct . viral infections. One does not provide immunity against the other and each is transmitted differently as well as treated differently. If you have risk factors for Hepatits c such as injection drug use , unprotected sex , tattoos, history of blood transfusions at young age you should get tested. Read more...