How Long Does It Take For Hepatitis B To Show Up

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How Long Can You Live with Hepatitis B

My Aunt has been undergoing testing for artery problems and they told her she has HBV. She is 65 and has been a widow since 1989. He died from Liver Cancer. Could she of contracted the disease from him and not know it until now? 3/23/01
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...Yes.Hepatitis B is sexually trasmitted.Chronic hep.B is a predisposing factor for the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.The Read more »

Life-Long Implications of Hepatitis A and B

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long term effects of chronic hepatitis b

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Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

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Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

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Hepatitis B Prevention

...Contents Hepatitis B prevention How great is the risk for hepatitis B? You may be at risk for hepatitis B if you: How is hepatitis B virus spread? Can hepatitis B be spread by food? What is the hepatitis B carrier state? What are... Read more »
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Living With Chronic Hepatitis B

... What Is Chronic (Life-Long) Hepatitis B? Chronic hepatitis B is a life-long liver disease caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Some people who get infected never get rid of the virus. They stay infected for life, and can... Read more »