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Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Only HepB jaundice

Hepatitis b vaccine will only prevent the jaundice caused by hepb virus infection (and hepa vaccine will likewise only prevent jaundice caused by hepa virus).
Jaundice from other causes will not be prevented. Examples are newborn jaundice, hepatitis c, bile duct malformations, gallstones or gallbladder disease, alcoholic liver damage, other viral hepatitis, etc...

In brief: Only HepB jaundice

Hepatitis b vaccine will only prevent the jaundice caused by hepb virus infection (and hepa vaccine will likewise only prevent jaundice caused by hepa virus).
Jaundice from other causes will not be prevented. Examples are newborn jaundice, hepatitis c, bile duct malformations, gallstones or gallbladder disease, alcoholic liver damage, other viral hepatitis, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Jaundice can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, hepatitis B being a relatively uncommon cause in the US.
Effective hepatitis B vaccination will help prevent hepatitis B, but not say hepatitis C.

In brief: No

Jaundice can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, hepatitis B being a relatively uncommon cause in the US.
Effective hepatitis B vaccination will help prevent hepatitis B, but not say hepatitis C.
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