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What is Hepatitis B?

Description of the disease

Hepatitis B is a viral disease that affects the liver. It can be acute or chronic. The hepatitis B virus can be transmitted through blood, sexual contact, or from mother to child during childbirth.


Hepatitis B is classified as a viral hepatitis caused by the HBV virus.


  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Joint pain


Hepatitis B is caused by the HBV virus, which is transmitted through infected blood, sexual contact, or from mother to child.


Tests for antibodies to the virus and blood tests for the presence of the virus are used to diagnose hepatitis B.


Treatment for hepatitis B includes the use of antiviral drugs and supportive therapy for the liver.


Prevention of hepatitis B includes vaccination, the use of condoms, and caution when working with infected blood.


Hepatitis B treatment is performed by a gastroenterologist or infectious disease specialist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.