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How Hepatitis D Is Diagnosed

Hepatitis D occurs in people who are already infected with hepatitis B or acquire it at the same time. It is diagnosed using blood tests. Hepatitis D...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Hepatitis D

Hepatitis D is a liver infection you can get if you already have a hepatitis B infection or get both at the same time. Learn its causes and risk...

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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....

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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...

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Hepatitis Causes and Diagnosis

From food to drug use and sex, there are many causes for the different forms of hepatitis. Explore these and learn how doctors can diagnose the...

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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....

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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...

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Is Hepatitis a Sexually Transmitted Disease?

Read about how some types of hepatitis are actually sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some types of viral hepatitis can be transmitted through...

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Hepatitis A and Restaurant Food

Learn about your chances of catching hepatitis A from eating restaurant food and how you can lower that risk. Restaurant food is a common source of...

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What Is an Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Blood Test?

An alkaline phosphatase (ALP) blood test can be used to help diagnose medical conditions involving the liver, gallbladder, bones, and other organs....

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METAVIR Score Uses and Results

The METAVIR score is a tool used to assess the severity of fibrosis by looking at inflammation and activity in the liver. Learn more. The METAVIR...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Understanding the Hepatitis B e-Antigen or HBeAg

HBeAg, the hepatitis B e-antigen, is a protein that circulates in the blood during active infection with the virus, but it may clear in recovery....

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Kissing and Risk of Hepatitis: Should You Be Worried?

You're highly unlikely to catch hepatitis from a kiss. Here we look at ways that hepatitis can be transmitted including blood, needles, and sex....

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The Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (HBsAb) Test

Learn what the hepatitis B surface antibody test (HBsAb) is, plus how its results indicate whether you are immune to the virus or may be infected....

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