Hepatitis B


MSH: 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.,CSP: hepatitis caused by hepatitis B virus; one method of transmission is by transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products.,NCI: A viral infection caused by the hepatitis B virus.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Hepatitis B is one type of <a href='http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hepatitis.html'>hepatitis</a> - 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.</p><p>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

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