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Hepatitis B
Jul 4, 2001

What exectly, in detail is Hepatitis B? Is it contageous? Are there any cures?

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

Hep B is a virus that produces acute viral hepatitis.It is cleared from the bodyin the majority of cases, but in around 3% stays in the liver.It can cause cirrhosis and end stage liver disease.It is trasmitted by blood, as in sharing neddles, and by sexual contact.

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