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  1. Hepatitis B Guide - Topic Overview

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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

  9. Interferons for Chronic Hepatitis B

    Drug details for Interferons for chronic hepatitis B.

  10. Hepatitis B Guide - Prevention

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

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