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  1. Understanding Hepatitis -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Find out if you're at risk of hepatitis and learn how it is diagnosed and treated from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Understanding Hepatitis -- the Basics

    WebMD experts explain the basics of hepatitis.

  3. Understanding Hepatitis C -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Get information on how hepatitis C is diagnosed and treated from experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Hepatitis C -- Symptoms

    Get the basics on symptoms of hepatitis C from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Understanding Hepatitis C -- the Basics

    Get the basics on hepatitis C from the experts at WebMD.

  6. Understanding Hepatitis C -- Prevention

    WebMD explains the basics of preventing hepatitis C.

  7. 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 ...

  8. Hepatitis C: Your Risk for Cirrhosis - Topic Overview

    Up to 85% of people who are infected with the hepatitis C virus will develop long-term (chronic) infection.1 About 25% of people who have chronic hepatitis C will go on to develop cirrhosis—severe liver damage and scarring—after a period of about 20 years or more.2Certain factors may affect how quickly problems such as cirrhosis or liver cancer develop.The way cirrhosis develops depends on:3How much liver damage you had when you were diagnosed and how long you have had the infection. The amount of liver damage you have compared with how long you have had hepatitis C can help determine how likely it is that you will develop cirrhosis.Your age when you were infected. People who are older than 40 when they become infected may develop cirrhosis more quickly. How much alcohol you drink. People who drink too much alcohol (heavy drinking) can develop cirrhosis much more quickly than people with who do not drink or who drink very little alcohol.Your gender. Men may develop cirrhosis more

  9. Hepatitis B and C: Risk of Liver Cancer - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Hepatitis B: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine for Chronic Hepatitis B?

  10. 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 ...

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