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  1. 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 ...

  2. Hepatitis B Viral DNA - 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 B Guide - Health Tools

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

  4. Interferons for Chronic Hepatitis B

    Drug details for Interferons for chronic hepatitis B.

  5. Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) for Chronic Hepatitis B

    Drug details for Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) for chronic hepatitis B.

  6. 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.

  7. Liver and Spleen Scan

    A liver and spleen scan is a nuclear scanning test that is done to check the liver and spleen for disease.

  8. Hepatitis C, Diet, and Exercise

    While there is no specific hepatitis C diet or exercise program, experts agree that people with the disease should eat right and exercise.

  9. Coping With Hepatitis C

    Coping with a chronic disease like hepatitis C can be tough. Learn how loved ones can help.

  10. Managing Hepatitis C

    It's important for people with hepatitis C to take control of their health. Learn how.

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