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How high does the viral count have to be for Hepatitis B to be concerned?

I have a friend who's viral count for hepatitis that's about 40 million. Is this dangerous?

yes, viral loads above 2000 are worrisome. The higher the viral load, the more likely you are to get liver cancer, for example. Also, viral load can correlate with liver damage. This is in contrast to hepatitis C where it does not correlate. This person needs evaluation by a hepatologist (liver specialist). I would start by looking at http://www.hepb.org/resources/liver_specialist_directory.htm  (+ info)

For someone who has hepatitis C and they want to detect their viral loads in their bloodstream?

Can someone explain to me what is the normal viral load and high viral load. I will gladly appreciated.

As Bayla and Stephanie said, there is no "normal" viral load. A viral load of less than 1,000,000 (or by some scales 800,000 IU's) is considered low, anything over that is considered high. However, it is very typical for people with hepatitis c (HCV) to have viral loads in the millions and tens of millions. There is no correlation between your viral load and how much damage has occurred to the liver, but there is a correlation between the viral load and how probable it is to clear the virus on treatment. That doesn't mean someone with a high viral load won't clear the virus; it just means they may have to be on treatment for a little longer time. Hope this helps. Best wishes.  (+ info)

What is the structure of viral hepatitis?

i need help with a school project.

Depends on which type of hepatitis. (dont mind tweety...she's a bit confused)
To get you started:

HBV http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_B_virus
HCV http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=hcv&part=ch7  (+ info)

how easy is it to get viral hepatitis if you are a health worker?

Just started working in a hospital and I have done two shifts but I have been there as a student a few months back for a month. I didn't have a hep B vaccine yet, was going get around to it. Just wondering

I'm not sure how it was that you were allowed inside any health care facility as a student without having had the hep B series or how it is that you were actually hired without having had it and without having to produce evidence of having had the series or of having sufficient titers.

If you have little or no direct patient contact, the chances of you contracting any form of hepatitis are low but they are there. But get the series ASAP! Don't just "get around" to it, do it.  (+ info)

What does it mean if your viral load of hepatitis C is 14?

Please explain to me what this means? And what i should know
the doctor just said plain 14 didnt explain much just said it was very low and that it was god it was that low
i mean good it was low not god sorry sticky key board

Stephanie is correct - there is no such thing as 14. The quantitative viral load test can't read below 100 viral copies per milliliter.

So that either means she had a viral load of 14,000 or log 14, which is 14 million. 14 thousand is very low, and log 14 is really high.  (+ info)

I am just recovering from viral hepatitis(type A). What diet restrictions should i follow and for how long?

In india generally people advise me to avoid oil and spicy food for atleast 4-6 months after recovery however the information on the net contradicts saying that there are no specific diet restrictions post hepatitis A.

You would be wise to avoid drinking any alcohol. Also, try to use pain relievers other than Tylenol. Eat small meals if you are still having any nausea.  (+ info)

What type of infection is hepatitis C? is it bacterial or viral?

Its for a school assignment and I cant seem to find which one it is.

An incurable viral infection which can be transmitted from blood, saliva or genital fluids and secretions.  (+ info)

What is the difference between viral hepatitis and alcoholic “hepatitis”?

hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. (itis means inflammation).

Viral hepatitis is caused by a number of viruses that result in inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common types. These diseases are transmitted in various ways, but basically person to person.

Alcoholic hepatitis is inflammation of the liver due to usually excessive or prolonged alcohol use. This form of hepatitis isn't spread person to person. Its caused by the person's behaviors.   (+ info)

My brother has recently been diagnosed with viral hepatitis-SGPT(1245) any suggestions?

He got a job, a month before so he is really tensed about taking leave right after joining. How much time is required for recovery?

What type of hepatitis does he have? There are several types. Hepatitis A is acute; it means you get sick, but then you get over it (unless there are other types of hepatitis affecting the liver). It may take several months before he feels better. Fatigue is a major issue.
With Hepatitis B and C, there may or may not be an acute attack with symptoms. Most people are asymptomatic, which is why so many people don't get diagnosed until they've had it for years. In that case, he may not have to miss any work. There are many variables to consider in answering your question. I hope this helps a little. Best wishes.  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of viral hepatitis?

depends on which type viral hepatitis and whether you are in the acute or chronic phase.

Generally speaking - fatigue, poor appetite, liver pain, low grade fevers and aches are common symptoms, along with possible jaundice and yellow in the white of your eyes. The full info for each type of viral hepatitis is available here.

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/viralhepatitis/  (+ info)

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