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What are some common myths and misconceptions about hepatitis b?

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Several

With chronic infection at risk for liver cancer (hcc) and routine screening is needed.
...Most adults clear infection without need for hospitalization ..... Resolved hep b or infection in past that your body has cleared has risk of reinsurance if immune system is compromised like with chemotherapy or long term steroids .... There are some very well tolerated oral medications for chronic infections.

In brief: Several

With chronic infection at risk for liver cancer (hcc) and routine screening is needed.
...Most adults clear infection without need for hospitalization ..... Resolved hep b or infection in past that your body has cleared has risk of reinsurance if immune system is compromised like with chemotherapy or long term steroids .... There are some very well tolerated oral medications for chronic infections.
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Dr. Andrew Gentry
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