Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B)
Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) is a liver disease that spreads via blood, semen, saliva, broken skin around the mouth, genitals, or rectum. Read about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Medical Reference & First Aid
- Hepatitis A (HAV, Hep A)Source: eMedicineHealth
Hepatitis A virus (HAV, Hep A) causes inflammation of the liver that is spread from person to person. Learn about symptoms, treatment, vaccines, and when to see a doctor.
- Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C)Source: eMedicineHealth
Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) is an inflammation of the liver caused by infection of the HCV virus, typically spread through blood contact. Learn about symptoms, prevention, and treatment.
- Hepatitis B TreatmentSource: eMedicineHealth
Learn about hepatitis B treatments with medications such as nucleoside/nucleotide analogues and interferons. Safety, side effects, warnings and precautions, dosing, and safety during pregnancy is included in the information.
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- Hepatitis C, Hep B, Hep A: Symptoms, Causes, TreatmentSource: OnHealth Optimized
Hepatitis C, B, and A are viruses that cause liver inflammation. Hepatitis B vaccines and hepatitis A vaccines are available. Hepatitis symptoms may not appear for weeks to months after infection. Hepatitis A transmission occurs most often via contaminated food. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C transmission require contact with infected bodily fluids or blood.
- Hepatitis C (Hep C): Symptoms, Treatments, AntiviralsSource: OnHealth Optimized
What is hepatitis C (Hep C, HVC)? Learn about hepatitis C symptoms, how you get Hep C, contagiousness, and treatment for hepatitis C.
- Hepatitis: How Do You Get Hepatitis A, B, and C?Source: OnHealth Optimized
Hepatitis C virus and hepatitis B can make an infected person very sick and they are risk factors for liver cancer, liver disease, liver failure, and liver damage. Prior to 1992, blood transfusion was a risk for contracting hepatitis C infection. Hepatitis B and C are blood-borne infections, while hepatitis A is easier to catch, but less serious.
- hepatitis B immune globulin (Bayhep B, H-BIG, HepaGam B)Source: Multum
Drug Information on hepatitis B immune globulin includes side effects, uses, drug interactions, dosage, drug pictures, overdose symptoms, and what to avoid.
- Faster, Cheaper Hep C Cures on the Horizon?Source: WebMD Health News
In an ecstatic post to her Instagram followers yesterday, Pamela Anderson revealed that she's been cured of hepatitis C.
- FDA Warns of Fatal Rash From Hep C Drug IncivekSource: WebMD Health News
The FDA warned people taking the hepatitis C drug Incivek (telaprevir) that it has received reports of a serious skin rash from the medication, which has led to several deaths.
- Vitamin B12 May Boost Hep C TreatmentSource: WebMD Health News
Early research suggests that patients with chronic hepatitis C infections may improve their treatment response by also receiving vitamin B12.
- Hepatitis C Combo Pill May Cure Those Who Can Afford ItSource: WebMD Health News
The FDA on Friday approved the first combination pill to treat hepatitis C. The medication is so powerful it cures the disease for nearly all who take it.
- Milk Thistle Doesn't Help Hepatitis CSource: WebMD Health News
Milk thistle, a popular herbal treatment used to treat liver disease, may offer little help for people with hepatitis C.