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 ...
Interferons for Chronic Hepatitis B
Drug details for Interferons for chronic hepatitis B.
Liver Transplant for Hepatitis B - Topic Overview
During a liver transplant,your damaged liver is removed and replaced with a healthy one from an organ donor. Liver transplantation is done to treat long-term (chronic) hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection only after all other treatments have not worked,because transplanted organs can become reinfected with HBV. Recurrent infections are often severe,leading to rapid failure of the transplanted ...
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 ...
Hepatitis B: Postvaccination Test for Immunity - Topic Overview
A postvaccination test for immunity to the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is recommended only if you: Have an impaired immune system. This can be caused by many things,such as infection with HIV or the use of medicines to prevent organ rejection. Are older than age 49. Received the hepatitis B vaccine in the buttock. (The vaccine is less effective when given in the buttock. It is more effective ...
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 ...
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.
Hepatitis A - Frequently Asked Questions
Learning about hepatitis A: What is hepatitis A? What are the types of viral hepatitis? What is fulminant hepatitis? What is cholestatic hepatitis? Being diagnosed: What is the test for antibodies to the hepatitis A virus? Getting treatment: What is immunoglobulin,and how can it prevent infection? Preventing hepatitis A: What's the simplest way to avoid hepatitis A? Who should get the hepatitis ...
Fulminant Hepatitis - Topic Overview
People who have fulminant hepatitis typically develop the symptoms seen in viral hepatitis and then rapidly (within hours,days,or occasionally weeks) develop severe,often life-threatening liver failure. Symptoms of severe liver failure include confusion,extreme irritability,altered consciousness (usually leading to unconsciousness or coma),blood-clotting defects,and buildup of fluid in ...
Hepatitis A Guide - Topic Overview