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  1. Protecting Others From Hepatitis C

    If you've just been diagnosed with hepatitis C, you may worry about passing on the virus to a loved one. Here's information on protecting others from hepatitis C.

  2. Combination Vaccine for Hepatitis A and B

    Drug details for Combination vaccine for hepatitis A and B.

  3. Hepatitis A - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about hepatitis A: What is hepatitis A? What are the types of viral hepatitis? What is fulminant hepatitis? What is cholestatic hepatitis? Being diagnosed: What is the test for antibodies to the hepatitis A virus? Getting treatment: What is immunoglobulin,and how can it prevent infection? Preventing hepatitis A: What's the simplest way to avoid hepatitis A? Who should get the hepatitis ...

  4. Hepatitis A Virus Test

    Hepatitis A virus tests detect substances in the blood that indicate a hepatitis infection is active or has occurred in the past. The test detects proteins (antibodies) made by the body in response to the virus that causes hepatitis.

  5. Hepatitis A Guide - Topic Overview

    Hepatitis-A-Topic Overview

  6. Immunoglobulin (IG) for Hepatitis A

    Drug details for Immune globulin (IG) for hepatitis A.

  7. Viral Hepatitis - 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 ...

  8. Protect Yourself From Hepatitis A When Traveling - Topic Overview

    Immunization against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) is recommended for anyone traveling to any country or area except : 1 Australia. Canada. Japan. New Zealand. The United States. Western Europe and the Scandinavian countries (Norway,Sweden,and Finland). Talk to your doctor before visiting any other areas. If you plan to travel to a part of the world where sanitation is poor or where ...

  9. Hepatitis A and Undercooked Shellfish - 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 ...

  10. Fulminant Hepatitis - Topic Overview

    People who have fulminant hepatitis typically develop the symptoms seen in viral hepatitis and then rapidly (within hours,days,or occasionally weeks) develop severe,often life-threatening liver failure. Symptoms of severe liver failure include confusion,extreme irritability,altered consciousness (usually leading to unconsciousness or coma),blood-clotting defects,and buildup of fluid in ...

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