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What I need to know about Hepatitis B

What I need to know about Hepatitis B

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Published by Nattional Institutes of Health, National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse in Bethesda, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hepatitis B -- United States,
  • Hepatitis B virus -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesNIH publication -- no. 00-4228
    ContributionsNational Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination10 p. :
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14510674M
    OCLC/WorldCa44523592

      Hepatitis B testing is more complex. It is a blood test that looks for a marker or a series of markers to determine where a person is at on the spectrum of HBV infection (acute or chronic), if immune to it (through vaccine or natural immunity from prior infection), or vulnerable to infection and in need of vaccination. The hepatitis B vaccine is given to infants as part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule and those at high risk of developing the infection. You do not need to pay for the vaccine if your child is eligible to receive it as part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule, or they're born to a mother with hepatitis B.

    What you need to know about Hepatitis B. What you need to know about Hepatitis B. By Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy 2. You may have heard of hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and C, but many people are not sure what it is. Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused to the hepatitis B virus. I know that Hepatitis B is a dreaded. What I need to know about Hepatitis A Author: NDDIC Subject: Explains the risk factors, modes of transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A. Also available in Spanish \(DD \). Keywords: Digestive System Diseases. Liver Diseases. Hepatitis A. Liver. Human Viral Hepatitis. Risk Factors. Symptoms. Jaundice.

    Usually for adults, hepatitis B goes away on its own and you won’t need treatment. Your doctor might tell you to rest, eat well, and get plenty of fluids. You may also get medicines to help with any symptoms you might have — but be sure to talk with your doctor or nurse before taking anything. If you have chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis.   Development of serologic tests allowed definitive diagnosis of hepatitis B. In the s, identification of the virus, and development of serologic tests helped differentiate hepatitis A from other types of non-B hepatitis. Until , hepatitis A was the most frequently reported type of hepatitis in the United States.


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What I need to know about Hepatitis B Download PDF EPUB FB2

People can live with hepatitis B for decades without having any symptoms or feeling sick. hepatitis B is usually spread when someone comes into contact with blood from someone who has the virus, and many people living with hepatitis B got infected as infants or young children.

Testing is the only way to know if someone has hepatitis B. People acutely infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) may be asymptomatic or symptomatic.

The likelihood of developing symptoms of acute hepatitis is age dependent: less than 1% of infants younger than 1 year, 5% to 15% of children 1 through 5 years of age, and 30% to 50% of people older than 5 years are symptomatic, although few data are available for adults older than 30.

The only way to know for certain if you have hepatitis B is to get tested. "As the virus enters your body, there may be no symptoms for one to six months.

As with most liver diseases, many people with hepatitis B never What I need to know about Hepatitis B book any symptoms and people can pass on the virus without realising," Healey : Milly Evans. What I need to know about Hepatitis B. Bethesda, Md.: National Institutes of Health, National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (U.S.

What I need to know about Hepatitis B. Bethesda, Md.: Nattional Institutes of Health, National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (U.S.

Hepatitis B vaccine is usually given as 2, 3, or 4 shots. Infants should get their first dose of hepatitis B vaccine at birth and will usually complete the series at 6 months of age (sometimes it will take longer than 6 months to complete the series). Children and adolescents younger than 19 years of age who have not yet gotten the vaccine should also be vaccinated.

Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the hepatitis B vaccine. The vaccine helps protect your child from the virus that causes hepatitis B. Babies are routinely given a hepatitis B vaccine dose 24 to 48 hours after birth.

A second dose is given at 1 to 2 months, and a third dose at 6 to 18 months. Hepatitis B vaccination is routinely available as part of the NHS vaccination 's offered to all babies at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. It's also offered to those thought to be at increased risk of hepatitis B or its complications.

The vaccine gives protection against the hepatitis B virus, which is a major cause of serious liver disease, including scarring of the liver (cirrhosis. What You Need to Know About Hepatitis. Hepatitis is a serious liver disease that affects millions of Americans.

Get the facts on hepatitis types, causes, and treatments. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU ARE AT RISK: Ask your doctor to test you for hep B, and about getting the hep B vaccine if you’re not infected Hep B United is a national coalition to address and eliminate hepatitis B, a serious liver infection that is the leading cause of liver cancer.

[email protected] • File Size: KB. Unlike Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and C are transmitted through blood. Koonce says these diseases are much more life-altering, often requiring medication for treatment.

tell you that you need a transplant, you should talk with them about the long-term demands of living with a liver transplant. A team of surgeons—doctors who specialize in surgery—performs a liver transplant in a hospital.

What I need to know about Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C, formerly called non-A, non-B hepatitis, is also transmitted by contaminated blood transfusions and by sharing of needles among drug abusers, although in many cases no source can be identified.

It is the most common form of chronic liver disease in the United States. Many of those infected have no symptoms but become carriers. Hepatitis B is an infection of your can cause scarring of the organ, liver failure, and cancer. It can be fatal if it isn’t treated.

It’s spread when people come in contact with the. About half of adults with hepatitis B never get any symptoms. The symptoms can also feel like other illnesses, like the flu. So it’s possible to have the infection and not know it.

Symptoms of hepatitis B. When people do show signs of hepatitis B, the first ones usually show up between 6 weeks and 6 months after they got the virus. Hepatitis. The most common hepatitis viruses in the US are hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus.

Hepatitis A is highly contagious and can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. In rare cases, Hepatitis A may become chronic, causing relapsing infection. The Hepatitis B Foundation’s Liver Cancer Webinar Series continues Wednesday, April 3 rd.

HBF’s first webinar was overwhelmingly successful, so we hope you’ll join us next week for “Liver Cancer and Hepatitis C: What You Need to Know”, presented by leading hepatitis C expert, Douglas LaBrecque, MD. LaBrecque is the Professor of Medicine and Director of.

Hepatitis A is a virus found in the stool (faeces) of people with hepatitis A (HAV) infection. Here is all about hepatitis A you must know. Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation and damage. Inflammation is swelling that occurs when tissues of the body become injured or infected.

Inflammation can damage organs. NIH external link. invade normal cells in your body. Many viruses cause infections that can be spread from person to person. The hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis C. As mentioned earlier, Hepatitis C is transmitted through infection with the HCV virus.

It’s transmitted through direct contact with body fluids from an infected person, as is the case with Hepatitis B.

This is one of the most common viral blood infections in the US, with more than 3 million Americans currently infected. Henry Ford Hospital infectious diseases physician Dr.

Katherine Reyes, M.D., MPH, says vaccination is best way to protect you against hepatitis A.Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most common cause of liver cancer.   The virus infects liver cells, eventually causing liver failure.

HBV is transmitted through sexual contact, needle sharing, blood transfusion, and the passage from mother to child during birth. One can also develop non-infectious hepatitis from excessive alcohol or.Hepatitis B is a contagious virus that is transmitted through blood, blood products, and other body fluids (such as semen).

Travelers can become infected through unprotected sex with an infected person, injection drug use, and transfusions with unscreened blood.