Hepatitis Causes And Diagnosis

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What Is a MELD Score?

The MELD score is a calculation done to evaluate the prognosis and estimate need for a liver transplant in people with liver failure. Learn more. The model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score is a calculation frequently performed for people...

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How Autoimmune Hepatitis Is Diagnosed

An autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) diagnosis requires blood tests, imaging, and a liver biopsy to establish. Here’s what doctors look for and why. Autoimmune hepatitis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the...

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Interpreting the Hepatitis B Serologic Panel

Learn how to interpret your hepatitis B blood tests and serologic panel, and what the combinations mean. The hepatitis B blood tests are collectively known as the serologic panel. This set of tests can accurately diagnose current and past hepatitis...

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The Risk of Viral Hepatitis From Tattoos

Tattoos can spread infectious diseases such as hepatitis C if proper infection control procedures are not in place. Learn how to protect yourself. Tattoos are all the rage these days, with shows like LA Ink showing off tattoos and spotlighting...

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What Is a MELD Score?

The MELD score is a calculation done to evaluate the prognosis and estimate need for a liver transplant in people with liver failure. Learn more. The model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score is a calculation frequently performed for people...

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Why Mosquitoes Don't Spread Hepatitis

Learn about viral diseases and how insect biology actually prevents them from spreading hepatitis and HIV. It's a beautiful day and you're outside enjoying the fresh air. You feel a small prick on your arm and notice that a mosquito is getting a...

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Overview of ALT and AST Liver Enzymes

Liver enzymes can tell a lot about your liver health. Two types, known an AST and ALT, help diagnose liver diseases based on their comparative values. Liver enzymes are substances produced by the liver that can be measured with a blood test. Any...

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How Hepatitis Is Diagnosed

Hepatitis can be tricky to identify. Learn about the tests that often are necessary to diagnose this liver disease and pin down the cause. Depending on the cause and how advanced the disease is, hepatitis typically is diagnosed with some combination...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Hepatitis

Common causes of hepatitis include viruses like hepatitis B or C, toxic chemicals, and medical conditions that affect the immune system. Several things can cause hepatitis, including microbes, harmful substances, and medical conditions. The most...

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HBcAb, or the Hepatitis B Core Antibody Test

What is the hepatitis B core antibody and what does the HBcAb tell you? Learn how this test determines your past or present exposure or infection. The hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) is produced by your immune system after infection by the...

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