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How Hepatitis C Is Transmitted (and How It Isn’t)

Hepatitis C is a contagious infection that can lead to severe liver damage. Learn about hepatitis C transmission and how to reduce the risk factors....

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Hepatitis B Vaccine Schedule for Adults

The hepatitis B vaccine is important for adults at risk. Learn more about who should receive the vaccine and the details of the dosage schedule....

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Hepatitis C Treatment Costs: What to Expect

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can lead to liver failure without proper treatment. Learn more about treatment and what costs to expect....

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Hepsera (Adefovir) - Oral

What Is Hepsera? Hepsera (adefovir) is a nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) used to treat chronic (long-term) liver...

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Living With Hepatitis D

Taking steps to protect your liver and seeking emotional support can help you live well with hepatitis D, a rare infection that occurs with hepatitis...

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What Is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a contagious infection that affects the liver. Learn more about its transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Hepatitis A is a...

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Harvoni (Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir) – Oral

What Is Harvoni? Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) is a prescription medicine that treats chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), an infectious liver...

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Hepsera (Adefovir) - Oral

What Is Hepsera? Hepsera (adefovir) is a nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) used to treat chronic (long-term) liver...

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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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Hepatitis C in Black Americans

Black people in the United States are more likely to get and die from hepatitis C than other groups. Learn of the health disparities driving these...

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Racial Disparities in Hepatitis C Treatment Eligibility

Black, Latinx, and Asian people in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by hepatitis C. Blacks are also more likely to be denied treatment. Learn...

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Baraclude (Entecavir) – Oral

Baraclude (entecavir) is an antiviral medicine used to treat the hepatitis B virus. Additional Content Provided and Reviewed by IBM Micromedex What...

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Symptoms of Hepatitis D

Hepatitis D causes symptoms like fever, pain, and yellowing of the skin. The virus inflames the liver and may pose a risk of cancer or liver failure....

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Hepatitis Vaccine: What You Need to Know

There are different forms of hepatitis. Learn more about hepatitis and which forms of hepatitis can be prevented by a vaccine. Hepatitis is an...

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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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What Is Autoimmune Hepatitis?

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic type of hepatitis where your immune system attacks your liver cells and causes liver inflammation. Autoimmune...

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Digestive System Anatomy for Hepatitis Patients

To further understand how each organ involved in the GI tract work together, hepatitis patients should know where the tract starts. The digestive...

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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 A and B

Do you know how hepatitis A and B are transmitted? Educate yourself about causes, symptoms, and more so you can prevent the disease and protect...

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Living With Hepatitis

Living well with hepatitis is possible if you know how to keep yourself and those around you healthy. Discover simple ways to make a positive...

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Hepatitis Treatment

Some forms of hepatitis can be treated with antiviral medications. Explore treatment options your doctor may recommend and learn about available...

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Hepatitis Prevention

Most types of hepatitis are 100 percent preventable. Discover what puts you at risk and learn about vaccinations and other ways to prevent...

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Hepatitis Symptoms

Symptoms of hepatitis can mimic the flu, but you may not show any warning signs. Educate yourself about what to look for so you can seek timely...

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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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Taking Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) for Hepatitis C

Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) is fixed-dose combination drug used in the treatment of chronic, genotype 1 hepatitis C (HCV) infection. Learn more....

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What Is the Role of a Hepatologist?

Hepatitis is one of the main reasons for seeking advice from a certified hepatologist, although patients are frequently referred for other causes. A...

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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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