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"Hepatitis B" information

LiverAtlas Disease IDHuLDi00022
NameHepatitis B
DescriptionHepatitis B is one type of hepatitis-a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B spreads by contact with an infected person's blood, semen or other body fluid. An infected woman can give hepatitis B to her baby at birth. If you get HBV, you may feel as if you have the flu, or you may have no symptoms at all. A blood test can tell if you have it. HBV usually gets better on its own after a few months. If it does not get better, it is called chronic HBV, which lasts a lifetime. Chronic HBV can lead to scarring of the liver, liver failure or liver cancer. There is a vaccine for HBV. It requires three shots. All babies should get the vaccine, but older children and adults can get it too. If you travel to countries where Hepatitis B is common, you should get the vaccine. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019163
Definition1.INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact. Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006509
2.hepatitis caused by hepatitis B virus; one method of transmission is by transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019163
3.A viral infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019163
SynonymHepatitis BEXACT Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006509
hepatitis BEXACT Xref: HumanDO2011_6_18:DOID:2043
Serum hepatitisRELATED Xref: MTHICD9_2006:070.3
XrefClinical Hepatology,2004.Page 341
Schiff's Diseases of the LIVER,10ed:Chapter 29
Genetics RelationGene/Protein/Pathway