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    1. Hepatitis Panel - Topic Overview

      Viral hepatitis is liver inflammation caused by infection with a virus. The following viruses cause most cases of viral hepatitis: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) Hepatitis D virus (HDV) Hepatitis E virus (HEV) A virus that causes hepatitis can be spread from one person to another. Hepatitis B,C,and D viruses are spread when an uninfected person comes ...

    2. Hepatitis Panel - Topic Overview

      The hepatitis B virus contains DNA. If DNA from the hepatitis B virus is found in your blood sample,then your doctor knows that the virus is multiplying. You are contagious when HBV DNA is present. The higher the level of HBV DNA,the more contagious you are. If you have a long-term (chronic) HBV infection,the presence of high levels of viral DNA means that you are at increased risk for ...

    3. Hepatitis C - 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 ...

    4. Hepatitis Panel - Topic Overview

      Eating raw shellfish,especially oysters,may put you at risk for hepatitis A. Bivalves such as oysters and clams filter large amounts of water when feeding. If shellfish are living in water that has been contaminated with stool containing the hepatitis A virus,the shellfish may carry the virus. People then may get it when they eat the raw or undercooked shellfish. Raw shellfish also may ...

    5. Hepatitis B and C: Risk of Liver Cancer - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Hepatitis B: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine for Chronic Hepatitis B?

    6. Foods and Drugs to Avoid if You Have Hepatitis C

      A look at what foods and drugs you should avoid if you have hepatitis C, including common painkillers and alcoholic drinks.

    7. How Does Hepatitis C Affect Your Liver?

      A look at the symptoms of hepatitis C, including symptoms of liver complications such as cirrhosis.

    8. When Hepatitis C Worsens

      A look at the complications that can develop in the later stages of hepatitis C.

    9. Hepatitis A Symptoms

      WebMD describes the symptoms of hepatitis A, a viral infection of the liver that you can make you feel like you have the flu.

    10. Tips to Help You Manage Hepatitis C

      It's important for people with hepatitis C to take control of their health. WebMD offers tips for managing the disease.

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