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How do I know if I have hepatitis?

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Viral hepatitis, such as hepatitis A (HAV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV), is diagnosed by your symptoms, a physical exam, and blood tests. Sometimes imaging studies, such as a sonogram or CAT scan, and a liver biopsy are also used.

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American Academy of Family Physicians. WebMD Medical Reference: "Hepatitis C." WebMD Medical Reference: "Hepatitis B." WebMD Medical Reference: "Combination antiviral therapy for hepatitis C." Manual of Family Practice. FDA.




 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians. WebMD Medical Reference: "Hepatitis C." WebMD Medical Reference: "Hepatitis B." WebMD Medical Reference: "Combination antiviral therapy for hepatitis C." Manual of Family Practice. FDA.




 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 14, 2019

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