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Hepatitis AB
Nov 3, 2006

What is Hepatitis AB? I was told it is the same thing as Hepatitis C. Surely there is some difference. What is it?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are both viruses that can cause inflammation in the liver. The most common causes of hepatitis B are sexual transmission and injection drug use. The most common causes of hepatitis C are injection drug use and sometimes sexual transmission from an infected partner.

Hepatitis B is usually cleared successfully; hepatitis C usually becomes a chronic infection.



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