Ester little, md, is a faculty physician with the banner advanced liver disease and transplant center to schedule an appointment, call (602) 839-7000 question: can you explain the difference between hepatitis a, b and c (and other letters) if i get a vaccination for hepatitis, which am i protected from answer:. Hepatitis b is a virus spread through infected blood or body fluids that can cause liver inflammation: transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, vaccination, prevention of the liver), liver failure and liver cancer hepatitis c is another form of viral hepatitis that is more likely to eventually lead to serious liver complications. Hepatitis b and hepatitis c can also begin as acute infections, but in some people, the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic disease and long-term a and b however, there is not one for hepatitis c if a person has had one type of viral hepatitis in the past, it is still possible to get the other types. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver while we usually think of hepatitis a to e viruses, anything that causes inflammation or damage to the liver can be considered as a form of hepatitis hepatitis a, b, c, d and e are very different viruses hepatitis a is genetically closer to the common cold than it is to. There are over a million carriers of the hepatitis b virus in the united states and an estimated 200,000 people contract this serious liver disease each year how do you know you have hepatitis b there are several different hepatitis viruses, a,b,c,d & e they all attack the liver and can cause liver cell injury.
If you had a blood transfusion before new screening protocols were put in place in 1992, you are at risk for hepatitis c if not, the blood used in transfusions today is safe it gets checked beforehand to make sure it's free of the virus that causes hepatitis b or c. Are there other types of hepatitis yes, the most common kinds of hepatitis are hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c hepatitis b is the kind that is most likely to be spread through sex learn about other kinds of hepatitis. Note: for all types of viral hepatitis, symptoms are less common in children than in adults, and for people of any age with hcv infection, they are less likely to experience symptoms incubation period: 15 to 50 days, aver- age 28 days there is no chronic infection once you have had hav infection, you cannot get it again.
If you are diagnosed with hepatitis b or c you will face many challenges, but it is better to confront the disease head on, know how to avoid transmitting the infection to if the virus becomes resistant to one type of pill, it might stop working, and another, different drug will need to be added to the treatment to get the virus back. The three main types of hepatitis are known as hepatitis a, b, and c each is caused by a different virus hepatitis c hcv can lead to liver damage and swelling around 1 in 4 people with hcv get cirrhosis, and this can lead to liver cancer donated blood is now tested for hcv, but people who received. Symptoms of hepatitis c how do you get hepatitis c getting tested for hepatitis c treatments for hepatitis c complications of hepatitis c preventing hepatitis c c is a virus that can infect the liver if left untreated, it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years.
Hepatitis b can occur as an acute or short-term illness in other individuals it may become a chronic infection chronic infections occur hepatitis b is spread person-to-person by methods that usually involve skin puncture or mucosal contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person for example: semen, saliva. Abstract hepatitis b and hepatitis c are 2 types of potentially life-threatening liver diseases with high infection rate body piercing systematically analyze the association between body piercing and the risk of transmitting hepatitis b virus and hepatitis c virus for general population make evidence-based. There are several types of viral hepatitis, the most common of which are hepatitis a, b, and c a majority of adults who contract hepatitis b have none to mild symptoms, and then the virus resolves spontaneously however, about 5% of people are not able to photo of a doctor performing blood analysis. It is important that people living with hiv, hepatitis c or any other liver disease get vaccinated against hepatitis b if they are not already immune if tests show you have two types of antibodies against hepatitis b core and surface antigens ( called anti-hbc and anti-hbs), but no surface antigen (hbsag) after six months of.
For this reason, the new hav vaccine may be especially important if you are already infected with hepatitis c, (see the section on hcv testing, treatment and management) hbv is for adults, the big difference between hepatitis b and hiv is that most people who get hepatitis b will recover completely they may be very. Hepatitis c, also known as bloodborne non-a, non-b hepatitis, is a serious public health problem in the united states, where 150000 to 170000 persons get hepatitis c each year many become severely ill and a person who has had other types of viral hepatitis, such as hepatitis a or hepatitis b, can still get hepatitis c.
This leaflet is only about hepatitis c see separate leaflets called hepatitis a and hepatitis b, which are caused by different viruses how can you get hepatitis c there is also a risk of contracting hepatitis c from needlestick accidents, or other injuries involving blood spillage from infected people. Viruses that primarily attack the liver are called hepatitis viruses there are several types of hepatitis viruses including types a, b, c, d, e, and possibly g types a, b, and c are the most common all hepatitis viruses can cause acute hepatitis viral hepatitis types b and c can cause chronic hepatitis symptoms of acute viral. Hbv genotype: there are 10 different types, or genotypes, of hbv in the world ( labeled a through j) the differences among genotypes are based on differences in hbv's genetic structure certain hbv genotypes tend to be more common in various regions of the world genotype c is common in asia, whereas genotype a. Are chronic hepatitis b or c carriers and the viruses kill almost bleach do not kill them) and there are many situations in should get yourself vaccinated in order to protect yourself against any future infection - talk to a doctor who will tell you how to go about this if the analyses have detected a virus, you will need to have.