hepatotrophic DNA virus that causes acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and is a risk factor in hepatocellular carcinoma.
Hepatitis caused by a virus and transmitted by exposure to blood or blood products or during sexual intercourse. It causes acute and chronic hepatitis. Chronic hepatitis B can cause liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.
Formerly called serum hepatitis, it is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). About 10% of cases progress to chronic hepatitis. It is spread through intravenous drug use, through sexual contact with infected individuals, through exposure to infected body fluids, and vertically from mother to child. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, fatigue, fever, jaundice, and elevated liver enzymes. A vaccine against HBV is available.
Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening blood-borne disease of the liver, which is transmitted primarily by sexual activity or exposure to blood. About 20 percent of those infected progress to chronic liver disease. A form of viral hepatitis, hepatitis B is quite common worldwide.
A virus that effects the liver that can be transmitted through sexual contact or infected blood.
a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. You get hepatitis B by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person; for instance, you can become infected by having sex or sharing needles with an infected person. A baby can get hepatitis B from an infected mother during childbirth.
A viral infection that affects the liver
A virus that effects the liver that can be transmitted by anal intercourse or oral-anal sex.
A form of hepatitis caused by the Hepatitis B virus. The hepatitis B virus is found in blood, semen, vaginal secretions and saliva. It is spread from person to person through sexual contact, sharing contaminated drug needles, blood transfusions, and piercing the skin with contaminated instruments. Hepatitis B may damage the liver, putting people at risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer. A safe and effective vaccine is available to prevent the spread of hepatitis B. From May 2000, this vaccine is recommended and made available with other vaccines given to infants.
virus commonly spread by sexual intercourse, blood transfusion, from mother to newborn at birth, or by using a needle that was used by an infected person. Hepatitis B is more common and much more easily spread than the AIDS virus and may lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.
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A sexually transmitted disease caused by a blood-borne VIRUS. It usually makes a person's liver swollen and sometimes their skin gets a yellow color. If it is untreated HEPATITIS B can cause cancer or severely damage a person's liver. There is no cure for HEPATITIS B, but there is a VACCINE that can prevent a person from getting it.
(Hepatitis, Type B) A viral infection which attacks the liver and causes inflammation. Hepatitis B is primarily transmitted sexually, however, it may be spread by exchange of blood (e.g. by needle sharing with drug users, razor sharing, or blood transfusions which occurred prior to 1985 when tests for the virus became available).
This disease is caused by DNA viruses in the family Hepadnaviridae and is much more serious than hepatitis A. Hepatitis B has a long incubation period (around three months) and can cause severe liver damage and even death. It is typically spread by blood or body fluid contact, such as through hypodermic needles or sexual intercourse.
Caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B affects the liver and can cause serious liver damage. HBV infection can happen by coming into direct contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. As with HIV, you can become infected with HBV by having unprotected sex or sharing needles with an infected person.
an acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids
Inflammation of the liver, caused by a virus which is most commonly transmitted by blood contact.
a viral disease resulting in inflammation of the liver; caused by the hepatitis B virus that is endemic worldwide and is transmitted through blood transfusions, needle sharing among intravenous drug users, sexual contact, and from mother to fetus.
A virus that causes inflammation of the liver. Transmission can occur through sexual contact, blood exposure, and perinatally (from mother to child). Infection may not be obvious through signs or symptoms, but may include nausea, jaundice, diarrhea, fatigue, dark urine, and light colored stool.
Inflammation of the liver, spread by blood and body fluids. Can be passed from mum to baby.
Hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B core antibody tests detect current or past infection with the hepatitis B virus. This virus attacks the liver. While the infection is usually self-limited, some individuals become chronically infected. A proportion of chronically infected individuals may develop cirrhosis and/or cancer of the liver.
A sometimes fatal hepatitis caused by a virus in the blood. People may get infected with Hepatitis b by coming in contact with infected blood, or by contact with other infected bodily fluids (i.e.during sexual intercourse)
an inflammation of the liver that is caused by a virus and is spread through blood, other body fluids and contaminated needles.
A viral infection that can be transmitted sexually but can also be spread through exposure to infected blood or body fluids. It can lead to severe liver diseases and liver failure.
Liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV is found in the blood of infected persons and is most commonly transmitted through unprotected sex.
A disease transmitted by blood and blood products and is associated with liver disease.
An STI caused by a virus that may result in serious liver damage and sometimes even death. Infection occurs through contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids or saliva. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, dark urine and jaundice. It is the only STD for which there is a vaccine to prevent infection.
A virus which causes infection of the liver. The virus is usually spread by sexual intercourse or blood transfusion. It may be spread from mother to newborn at birth. When HBV is acquired as an adult, jaundice and illness lasting for 2-3 months occur. Adult acquisition is also characterized by the development of immunity. If the infection is acquired as a child, the illness is less severe but chronic hepatitis B may occur.
a form of infectious hepatitis caused by the hepatitis B virus. Transmission of the hepatitis B virus occurs through blood and body fluid exposure such as blood semen, vaginal secretions, or saliva.
Inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis B virus (HBV), once thought to be passed only through blood products. It is now known that hepatitis B can also be transmitted via needle sticks, body piercing and tattooing using un sterilized instruments, the dialysis process, sexual and even less intimate close contact, and childbirth. Symptoms include fatigue, jaundice , nausea, vomiting, dark urine, light stools. Diagnosis is by blood test. Treatment is via anti-viral drugs and/or hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG). See the entire definition of Hepatitis B
A type of hepatitis that is carried and passed on through the blood. It can be passed on through sexual contact or through the use of "dirty" (bloody) needles.
Liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus, passed through sexual activity or contact with infected blood or blood products. The hepatitis B virus belongs to the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses.
A potentially serious viral disease that affects the liver; can be transmitted through sexual contact or through contact with infected blood.
A form of hepatitis caused by the Hepatitis B virus and having rapid onset of sudden symptoms and signs. The virus can be carried in blood products used in transfusion or by the use of unsterile needles and instruments. The infection may be severe and result in prolonged illness, destruction of liver cells, cirrhosis or death.
a viral liver disease. It can be chronic or acute (life-threatening).
a viral liver disease that may be acute or chronic, and can be life-threatening. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, malaise, nausea and jaundice. Some individuals are chronic asymptomatic carriers; chronic hepatitis B may result in liver cirrhosis and/or cancer. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) can be transmitted by sexual contact, shared needles or contaminated blood products. Interferon-alpha is used as a treatment; a 3-dose anti-HBV vaccine is available.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver. Most adult patients with hepatitis B recover completely. However, 5–10% of cases become chronic and can lead to liver cirrhosis or cancer.
a virus transmitted through blood and other body fluids. All blood units that test positive for Hepatitis B are destroyed and the blood donor is permanently deferred from donating blood.
a form of hepatitis (generally more serious than hepatitis A) caused by the hepatitis B virus, which is transmitted through sexual contact or contact with infected blood or body fluids
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This disease is transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, urine and semen. A vaccine is available to prevent this disease.
An infection of the liver that is caused by a virus, is transmitted by contaminated blood or blood products, by sexual contact with an infected person, or by the use of contaminated needles and instruments. Also called serum hepatitis. ( 8-02)
A DNA virus which infects the liver and causes viral hepatits.
An inflammation of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus. Approximately 10 percent of people infected with the Hepatitis B virus develop a chronic, life-long infection. People with chronic infection may have symptoms, but many of these patients never develop symptoms. These patients are sometimes referred to as carriers and can spread the disease to others. Having chronic Hepatitis B increases your chance of permanent liver damage, including cirrhosis and liver cancer. The risk of becoming chronically infected depends on the age at the time of infection. Liver transplantation is used to treat end-stage chronic Hepatitis B liver disease. A short infection of Hepatitis B is known as an acute case. Acute hepatitis needs no treatment other than careful monitoring of liver function.
a viral infection that can cause damage to the liver, including cirrhosis and liver cancer, and may result in death. It is transmitted through contact with infected body fluids. There is no cure for Hepatitis B, but it can be prevented with a vaccine.
A blood-borne virus (for which there is a vaccine) that affects primarily the liver and, like HIV, has few or no symptoms immediately after infection. It can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, and can cause cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis, and liver cancer.
A virus commonly spread by sexual intercourse or blood transfusion, or from mother to newborn from birth. Another way it spreads is by using a needle that was used by an infected person. Hepatitis B is more common and much more easily spread than the AIDS virus, and may lead to cirrhosis if not treated.
A virus that attacks the liver and can be sexually transmitted.
A type of hepatitis that is carried and passed to others through the blood or sexual contact.
An infection of the liver caused by a DNA virus, transmitted by contaminated blood or blood derivatives in transfusions, by sexual contact with an infected person, or by the use of contaminated needles and instruments. The disease has a long incubation and symptoms that may become severe or chronic, causing serious damage to the liver. Ventricular septal defect (congenital heart disease) â€“ the most common heart malformation. An opening between the lower chambers of the heart increases blood flow, under high pressure, to the lungs. Small defects can usually close on their own during the first year of life, while more severe defects require surgery.
an infectious viral disease that inflames the liver.
inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus, which is transmitted through sexual or blood-to-blood contact
Formerly called â€œserum hepatitisâ€, it is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Approximately 10% of infected adults progress to chronic hepatitis B; 90% of newborns born to HBV infected women develop chronic infections; and young children have a 30-50% chance of developing a chronic infection. It is spread primarily through blood, unprotected sex, shared needles, and from an infected mother to her newborn during the delivery process. There is a safe vaccine for HBV.
A sometimes-fatal form of viral hepatitis caused by a double stranded DNA virus with genus Orthohepadnavirus of the family Hepadnaviridae. Hepatitis tends to persist in the blood serum. It can be transmitted through contact with infected blood products, sexual intercourse, and from mother to infant. The infection from Hepatitis B is much more severe than that of Hepatitis A and can occur as an asymptomatic carrier state, a chronic infection, or as cirrhosis of the liver. This virus can persist for extended periods of time, especially in asymptomatic carriers. The association of this integrated virus with hepatocellular carcinoma is now well established.
Hepatitis Bâ€ is a serious disease that can cause liver failure and liver cancer, spread through the exchange of bodily fluid, primarily through sexual intercourse with infected partners, unscreened blood transfusions, and through usage of an infected needle. Hepatitis B is found throughout the world, but the highest risk areas are tropical areas of Africa and South America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.
'Hep B' is a virus that can cause a serious infection of the liver. Some people who get Hepatitis B don't know they have it because they never feel sick.
A virus that can be transmitted from infected blood, semen, or vaginal secretions that find their way into one's bloodstream through injection or sexual contact.
An infection of the liver caused by a blood-borne virus or through sexual contact. It can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, though there is a vaccine that all newborns receive.
Caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which is most commonly passed on to a partner during sexual intercourse, especially during anal sex, as well as through sharing of drug needles.
Type of hepatitis caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Transmitted through body fluids.
highly contagious type of liver inflammation caused by a viral infection, contracted through contact with infected human blood or with people at high risk for sexually transmitted disease.
A viral liver disease that can be acute or chronic and even life-threatening, particularly in people with poor immune resistance. Like HIV, the hepatitis B virus can be transmitted by sexual contact, contaminated needles or contaminated blood or blood products. Unlike HIV, it is also transmissible through close casual contact.
Hepatitis caused by the Hepatitis B virus Also known as "Serum Hepatitis" or "Hep B". Incubation period 2 - 6 months. Spread via the exchange of bodily fluids.
a virus-induced liver disease that usually lasts no more than six months, but becomes chronic and life-threatening in ten percent of the cases. The highly contagious hepatitis B virus can be transmitted through sexual contact, contaminated syringes and blood transfusions. It may be prevented by immunization.
Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver and is caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), a member of the Hepadnavirus family and one of several unrelated viral species which cause viral hepatitis. It was originally known as "serum hepatitis" and has caused current epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa. Hepatitis B is recognized as endemic in China and various other parts of Asia.