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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Interferons for Chronic Hepatitis B
Drug details for Interferons for chronic hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B Guide - Topic Overview
Learn about hepatitis B, a virus that infects the liver. You can have hepatitis B and not know it.
Hepatitis B Guide - Treatment Overview
Treatment of hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection depends on how active the virus is and whether you are at risk for liver damage such as cirrhosis. Short - term (acute) hepatitis B usually goes away on its own; home treatment is used to relieve symptoms and
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.
Hepatitis B Treatment Recommendations - Topic Overview
The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease has made recommendations for treating long-term (chronic) hepatitis B. These recommendations are based on the presence of hepatitis B antigens in your blood,the level of hepatitis B viral DNA ( HBV DNA ) in your blood,and the levels of your liver enzymes. Chronic hepatitis B can be HBeAg-positive or -negative. This means a specific ...
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.
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.