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 ...
Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) for Chronic Hepatitis B
Drug details for Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) for chronic hepatitis B.
Hepatitis A and Undercooked Shellfish - Topic Overview
Eating raw shellfish,especially oysters,may put you at risk for hepatitis A. Bivalves such as oysters and clams filter large amounts of water when feeding. If shellfish are living in water that has been contaminated with stool containing the hepatitis A virus,the shellfish may carry the virus. People then may get it when they eat the raw or undercooked shellfish. Raw shellfish also may ...
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?
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 ...
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 A Guide - Topic Overview
Hepatitis B: How to Avoid Spreading the Virus - Topic Overview
The following tips can help you prevent the spread of the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Inform the people you live with and/or have sex with about your illness as soon as possible. If you have long-term (chronic) HBV infection,you can infect others with the virus even if you have no symptoms of illness. Do not donate blood or blood products,organs,semen,or eggs (ova). Stop all sexual activity ...
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 ...
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 ...