Hepatitis B Guide - Symptoms
Learn about the short - term (acute) symptoms of hepatitis B infection.
Hepatitis Immunoglobulin (HBIG) - Topic Overview
Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) is a solution of antibodies that are able to attach to liver cells and prevent the hepatitis B virus from infecting the cells. An injection of HBIG may help prevent HBV infection if it is given within 14 days of exposure to the virus when you: Have not been immunized against HBV but have come in contact with the blood or body fluids ( semen or vaginal fluids,...
Hepatitis B Guide - Medications
For people with short - term (acute) hepatitis B infection (HBV), treatment with medication is not recommended. Antiviral medication may be used for long - term (chronic) HBV infection if the virus is multiplying or liver damage exists or may develop.Howe
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 Guide - Surgery
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver. There is no surgical treatment for hepatitis B.If you develop significant liver damage because of hepatitis and your condition becomes life - threatening, you may need a liver transplant.
Hepatitis B Guide - Cause
Learn more about how hepatitis B spreads.
Hepatitis B Guide - Topic Overview
Learn about hepatitis B, a virus that infects the liver. You can have hepatitis B and not know it.
Hepatitis B Guide - What Increases Your Risk
People who practice certain behaviors or have certain jobs are at high risk for becoming infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). If you are a member of a high - risk group, you should receive the hepatitis B vaccine.
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 ...
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 ...