Originally known as serum hepatitis, Hepatitis B has only been recognized as such since World War II, 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. Over one-third of the world's population has been or is actively infected by hepatitis B virus (acronym HBV).

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... Why get tested?
To diagnose and follow the course of an infection with hepatitis B or to determine if the vaccine against hepatitis B has produced the desired level of immunity

When to get tested?
If you have symptoms of a hepatitis B infection or are likely to have been exposed to the hepatitis B virus (HBV); if you have chronic liver disease due to some other cause; or if you have received the hepatitis B vaccine

Sample required?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
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Related Conditions and Symptoms

Hepatitis B Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Most infants and children with hepatitis B never develop signs and symptoms. The same is true for many adults. Signs and symptoms usually appear four to six weeks after you''re infected and can range ...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Your liver is located on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your lower ribs. It performs more than 500 functions, including processing most of the nutrients absorbed from your intestines, re...
Source: MayoClinic

Hepatitis B Prevention

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Prevention
... A hepatitis B vaccine (Engerix-B) has been available since 1981. It is given in a series of three immunizations and provides more than 90 percent protection for both adults and children. The vaccine g...
Source: MayoClinic

Hepatitis B Treatment

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Complications
... Having a chronic HBV infection eventually may lead to serious liver diseases such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Having had HBV infection as an infant or child gives you a greater chance of developing...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... If you know you''ve been exposed to HBV, call your doctor immediately. Receiving an injection of hepatitis B immune globulin within 24 hours of coming in contact with the virus may help protect you fr...
Source: MayoClinic

Hepatitis B Other

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Overview
... Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). For some people, the infection becomes chronic, leading to liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis — a condition ...
Source: MayoClinic

Digestive Diseases Dictionary
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

Hepatitis B Articles

  • Digestive Diseases Dictionary
    ... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Type B
    ... Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The clinical manifestations of HBV infection range in severity from no symptoms to fulminant hepatitis. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis B may incl...
  • Liver Biopsy
    ... The digestive system In a liver biopsy (BYE-op-see), the physician examines a small piece of tissue from your liver for signs of damage or disease. A special needle is used to remove the tissue from t...
  • Vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B
    ... HAVRIX* Age # of Doses Schedule Dose Children age 2to 18 years 2 0 and 6 to 12 months 720 ELISA units (0.5 mL) Adults 18 years and older 2 0 and 6 to 12 months 1440 ELISA units (1.0 mL) * Inactivated ...
  • Viral Hepatitis: A Through E and Beyond
    ...  Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Several different viruses cause viral hepatitis. They are named the hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses. All of th...
  • What I need to know about Hepatitis B
    ... You can also get information about hepatitis B from these groups: American Liver Foundation (ALF) 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603 New York, NY 10038-4810 Phone: 1-800-GO-LIVER (465-4837), 1-888-4HEP-USA (44...

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