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  1. 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.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Hepatitis B Guide - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is important for relieving symptoms and preventing the spread of hepatitis B virus (HBV).While there is no specific medical treatment for short - term (acute) hepatitis B, there are some things you can do that may help you feel better while

  4. Interferons for Chronic Hepatitis B

    Drug details for Interferons for chronic hepatitis B.

  5. Hepatitis B Guide - Prevention

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

  6. Hepatitis B Guide - Cause

    Learn more about how hepatitis B spreads.

  7. 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,...

  8. Hepatitis B Guide - What Happens

    Symptoms of infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV), if they appear at all, usually begin 60 to 90 days (although they can appear from 45 to 180 days) after the virus enters the body. Most people have acute (short - term) HBV infection.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Hepatitis B Guide - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding hepatitis B.

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