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Types Of Hepatitis Lead To Chronic Liver Disease And Cirrhosis

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications),
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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 »

alcohol hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver

My son fell ill in France and has been in the hospital there for three months. He was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and alcohol hepatitis. He is not getting better and since he or no one in our family speaks French we can ask no questions or...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...unlikely you are getting the details now. I cannot make any concrete suggestions since I don't know where your son is or what type of hospital he is in. Here are some general ideas. Contact the state department, or check their web site to find... Read more »

PCR Test?

Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...-- anti-HBs (antibodies to the HBV surface antigen) and anti-HBc (antibodies to the HBV core antigen). There are actually two types of anti-HBc antibodies produced: IgM antibodies and IgG antibodies. The blood test used to check for HBV infection... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...viruses.Hepatitis C and hepatitis B are viral infections of the liver; over time they can lead to serious consequences including liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Most studies show that HIV infection leads to more aggressive hepatitis C or... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...virus, about 75-85 people will develop chronic hepatitis C virus infection; of those, 60-70 people will go on to develop chronic liver disease 5-20 people will go on to develop cirrhosis over a period of 20-30 years 1-5 people will die... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...for developmentally disabled persons Travelers to regions with moderate or high rates of Hepatitis B People with chronic liver disease People with HIV infection Anyone who wishes to be protected from Hepatitis B virus infection... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...about 6 months. However, about 5-10% of people remain capable of spreading the virus for the rest of their lives and can develop chronic liver disease. Hepatitis C (HCV) is caused by a virus found in the blood. Although some information about... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Viral Hepatitis and Injection Drug Users

...from the complications of liver disease caused by hepatitis C and about 5,000 die from complications caused by hepatitis B. Chronic liver disease is currently the 10th leading cause of death, and liver failure due to hepatitis C is the leading... 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 »

The treatment information of Liver diseases

Posted by wang
...administrator of the forum which provides discussion to patients with liver diseases (hepatitis c, fatty liver, liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, and NASH liver). You can get much useful information about liver health and let others share your... 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 »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...sadly not nearly sufficient. Over 300,000 (and I personally believe this figure is way outdated) are coinfected HIV/HCV. The leading cause of death with people with AIDS is liver related. The Hepatitis C community can learn much from AIDs... Read more »