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Most Common Type Of Hepatitis Virus That Causes Cirrhosis

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...contact with fecal matter, either directly or from water that has sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual contact, or through contact with infected blood. Globally, about 10% of people with HIV also are infected with hepatitis B (HBV). People with...
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Cirrhosis of the liver

Hi , My name is Alan, and I can stop thinking about this:My primary Dr is not very sentimental, She told me I have cirrhosis and she did not answer any more questions, ( and I had many... and if I ask again , she said : I don't like to repeat my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HCV so both doctors can help you understand what you need for treatment. You will also need to be evaluated in terms of your cirrhosis to see what else may be needed for your evaluation and management. I would suspect you need an ultrasound and... Read more »

hepatitis virus lifespan in bottle of tattoo ink

If a bottle of tattoo ink is contaminated with the hepatitus virus, how long can it survive?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Difficult to say since there are no data.If you are concerned about a potential exposure, I would get tested. Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HCV diagnosis, it's important to find out whether you are protected against hepatitis A and B -- you really don't want another hepatitis virus to complicate your health. People who have been infected with and cleared these viruses in the past... Read more »

cirrhosis of the liver and low platlets

why are the platlets low in a patient with liver failure
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It can be due to several things, the bone marrow not making enough, platelets being destroyed faster than they can be made, or production being adequate, but the liver and spleen storing them abnormally (called sequestration) so they may not be... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...System Risk Factors for Viral Hepatitis Transmission Among Incarcerated Persons Epidemiology and Outcome of Infection With Hepatitis Viruses Preventing and Controlling Viral Hepatitis Rationale for Prevention and Control of Viral... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding Hepatitis

...stop liver damage from getting any worse. For example, studies show that alcohol destroys liver cells. Alcohol alone can cause liver cirrhosis, or speed up liver damage due to viral hepatitis (A, B, or C). If you are taking an HIV drug that is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...infections can all cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver; the most common types are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B,... Read more »
Project Inform

Hepatitis C and HIV

...inflammation or swelling of the liver. A virus that attacks the liver can cause hepatitis. There are more than fives types of hepatitis viruses (A through E and G) that can be transmitted through sexual contact, contaminated foods, blood and/or... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...Pimple like Rashes in middle of my chest which are like spreading in 2.5 to 3.0 inches of diameter. (Scattered Red Blotches kind of pimples) Please tell!! Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...infections" (HIV antibody positive) every year, and 600 deaths [in Germany]. Hepatitis C hasnt led to a significant increase of liver cirrhosis, and regarding BSE, we still dont have even one clinical case in our country, while the press has been... Read more »

LA HEPATITIS TAMBIEN ES MORTAL? TIENE CURA?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
bueno .. saludos a todos... les cuento q he tenido relaciones sin proteccion hace un tiempo. Luego de seis meses y a pesar de mis sintomas di negativo en el examen de vih1 y vih2 a pesar de muchos sintomas. Bueno el hecho es q al leer los distintos... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...pooled before 1985 10 46.Haemophilia 10, 49 47.Haematologic malignant disorders/lymphoma 43, 53, 9, 48, 13 48.Primary biliary cirrhosis 43, 53, 13, 48 49.Stevens-Johnson syndrome 9, 48, 13 50.Q-fever with associated hepatitis 61 ... Read more »