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  1. Hepatitis B Virus Tests

    Hepatitis B virus tests look for substances in the blood that show a hepatitis infection is active, ongoing (chronic), or has occurred in the past. The tests look for antigens, antibodies, or genetic material (DNA) of the virus that causes hepatitis.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Hepatitis B Guide - Other Treatment

    Some people with short-term (acute) hepatitis B develop severe nausea and/or dehydration. If this happens, you might need to be hospitalized so you can receive additional fluids intravenously.

  4. 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

  5. Hepatitis B Guide - Topic Overview

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

  6. Hepatitis B Guide - Exams and Tests

    Your health professional will diagnose hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection based on a physical examination, your medical history, and blood tests.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.

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