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Most Common Type Of Hepatitis Virus That Causes Cirrhosis

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Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy....
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hepatitis b,cirrhosis and hiv

my spouse has been diagnose with all of the above diseasesnow his face is swelling is this and indicator that he is going thru liver failure he had a biopsy of liver last year and the cirrhosis was confirm did the hepatitis b gave him cirrhosis? and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Face swelling is not a common finding in advanced liver disease. It is usually swelling of the ankles that most people notice first. If he is having swelling of the face over time, his doctor will probably want to check for protein spilling into his... Read more »

Cirrhosis caused by HBV or HBC

Dear Dr. McGovern,Is Cirrhosis caused by HBV or HBV reversible if treated? Thank you....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Cirrhosis is a term that just refers to the architecture of the liver - a nodular liver. A cirrhotic liver does not make proteins normally.Cirrhosis can develop from many different causes such as viral hepatitis (B or C), alcohol, fatty liver,... Read more »

Cirrhosis and HIV (causes?)

Dr. Dieterich, I hope you can answer my question about possible causes of Cirrhosis of the Liver. I am poz, and also diabetic (32 years insulin dependent). I now have ascites, and a recent cat scan revealed Ihave stage II liver disease. My...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You could have NASH from the diabetes or you could have a reactivation of HBV which can be diagnosed by doing an HBV DNA by PCR. The NASH can be diagnosed with a biopsy if it is not too risky. You could also have other things like hemochromatosis,... Read more »

Please Help!! Just found out I have Cirrhosis and I am devestated!!

Dear Dr. Dieterich, I am so distraught. I just found out I have Cirrhosis of the liver. I believe I got it from Hepatitis B. My last blood results were....Hep B surface AG-negativeHeb B core AB Total-PositiveHeb B core AB IGM-PositiveHeb B...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
That is surprising, however not that surprising. You can live a long time with cirrhosis and liver transplant is always possible, but not always necessary. You should also ask your MD to make sure the DNA is done by PCR and that HCV RNA is also done... Read more »
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Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

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Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

other viruses that cause ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are there very many other viruses that cause ARS symptoms? I once read about a certain strain of herpes that doesn't cause any sores, or harm the immune system, but it does cause a brief illness after infection similar to ARS. Are there many other... Read more »

My Life Story With HIV and Hepatitis C

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Hi everyone,

I've been living with hiv and hcv for seventeen years, and I now have cirrhosis. For this reason I'm writing my life story at
I hope to share the events that shaped my life.
I also hope to be able to be of... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »