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  1. Hepatitis B Guide - Prevention

    Learn how to protect yourself from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

  2. Hepatitis B Guide - When To Call a Doctor

    Contact a health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with hepatitis B and develop severe dehydration (caused by vomiting and an inability to hold down fluids) or any signs of rapidly developing liver failure.

  3. 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 ...

  4. Hepatitis B Guide - Topic Overview

    Learn about hepatitis B, a virus that infects the liver. You can have hepatitis B and not know it.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.

  8. Protecting Others From Hepatitis C

    If you've just been diagnosed with hepatitis C, you may worry about passing on the virus to a loved one. Here's information on protecting others from hepatitis C.

  9. Coping With Hepatitis C

    Coping with a chronic disease like hepatitis C can be tough. Learn how loved ones can help.

  10. Managing Hepatitis C

    It's important for people with hepatitis C to take control of their health. Learn how.

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