Hepatitis B is a condition that affects the liver, and can cause liver cancer, liver scarring and sometimes, complete failure of the liver. In some cases, it can be terminal. It is a result of infection from the hepatiti... More »

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The medical definition of chronic hepatitis is liver inflammation that is present for at least 6 months in a patient, as noted by Merck Manual. In some patients, the condition can be mild and present no symptoms, while i... More »

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While an acute hepatitis B infection is of short duration and does not usually require treatment, doctors treat a chronic hepatitis B infection with antiviral medications or the drug Interferon alfa-2b. In extreme cases,... More »

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Hepatitis B is a contagious liver condition caused by the hepatitis B virus. It can be transmitted from one person to another through blood-to-blood contact. Infected women can also transmit the infection to their babies... More »

Hepatitis B is a liver condition caused by the hepatitis B virus, while hepatitis C occurs when hepatitis C virus attacks the liver, causing inflammation, says Mayo Clinic. Hepatitis C spread through coming into contact ... More »

Chronic hepatitis B and C both cause cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer, according to WebMD. Hepatitis B is more commonly acute than chronic, while the opposite is true for Hepatitis C. There is a vaccine for hepati... More »

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Hepatitis B is a viral infection that has both acute and chronic forms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease is transferred through exposure to bodily fluids. Though hepatitis-B vaccin... More »

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