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  1. Hepatitis D - Topic Overview

    Infection with the hepatitis D virus (HDV),or delta agent,occurs only in people who are already infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HDV infection may make HBV infection more severe. In people who have long-term (chronic) HBV infection,HDV infection can make liver disease worse. Or it can cause a person who did not have symptoms before to develop liver problems more rapidly. Some ...

  2. Hepatitis E - Topic Overview

    What is hepatitis E? Hepatitis E is a virus that can infect the liver. Unlike other forms of hepatitis,the hepatitis E virus doesn't lead to long-term illness or serious liver damage. Most people get well within a few months. How is hepatitis E spread? People usually get hepatitis E by drinking water or eating food that’s been contaminated by feces (stool) from someone infected with hepatitis ...

  3. Hepatitis B Viral DNA - Topic Overview

    The hepatitis B virus contains DNA. If DNA from the hepatitis B virus is found in your blood sample,then your doctor knows that the virus is multiplying. You are contagious when HBV DNA is present. The higher the level of HBV DNA,the more contagious you are. If you have a long-term (chronic) HBV infection,the presence of high levels of viral DNA means that you are at increased risk for ...

  4. Hepatitis B and C: Risk of Liver Cancer - Topic Overview

    People who are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) virus may develop a chronic infection that can lead to cirrhosis. The damage that results increases the risk of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). The risk of liver cancer may be as high as 200 times greater for people who have chronic HBV or HCV infection than for the general population. 1 If you have chronic HBV ...

  5. Hepatitis B Treatment Recommendations - Topic Overview

    The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease has made recommendations for treating long-term (chronic) hepatitis B. These recommendations are based on the presence of hepatitis B antigens in your blood,the level of hepatitis B viral DNA ( HBV DNA ) in your blood,and the levels of your liver enzymes. Chronic hepatitis B can be HBeAg-positive or -negative. This means a specific ...

  6. Liver and Spleen Scan

    A liver and spleen scan is a nuclear scanning test that is done to check the liver and spleen for disease.

  7. Hepatitis A Virus Test

    Hepatitis A virus tests detect substances in the blood that indicate a hepatitis infection is active or has occurred in the past. The test detects proteins (antibodies) made by the body in response to the virus that causes hepatitis.

  8. Combination Vaccine for Hepatitis A and B

    Drug details for Combination vaccine for hepatitis A and B.

  9. Protect Yourself From Hepatitis A When Traveling - Topic Overview

    Immunization against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) is recommended for anyone traveling to any country or area except : 1 Australia. Canada. Japan. New Zealand. The United States. Western Europe and the Scandinavian countries (Norway,Sweden,and Finland). Talk to your doctor before visiting any other areas. If you plan to travel to a part of the world where sanitation is poor or where ...

  10. Hepatitis A Guide - Topic Overview

    Hepatitis-A-Topic Overview

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