Hepatitis B Index

Featured: Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Main Article

The hepatitis B virus (HBV, hep B) is a unique, coated DNA virus belonging to the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. The course of the virus is determined primarily by the age at which the infection is acquired and the interaction between the virus and the body's immune system. Successful treatment is associated with a reduction in liver injury and fibrosis (scarring), a decreased likelihood of developing cirrhosis and its complications, including liver cancer, and a prolonged survival.

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Liver Disease Liver disease can be cause by a variety of things including infection (hepatitis), diseases such as gallstones, high cholesterol...learn more »
    • Cirrhosis (Liver) Cirrhosis of the liver refers to a disease in which normal liver cells are replaced by scar tissue caused by alcohol and viral...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cirrhosis (Liver) Article
      • Cirrhosis facts
      • What is cirrhosis?
      • Why does cirrhosis cause problems?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of cirrhosis?
      • What are the complications of cirrhosis?
      • What are the common causes of cirrhosis?
      • How is cirrhosis diagnosed and evaluated?
      • How is cirrhosis treated?
      • What is new and in the future for cirrhosis?
    • Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Thrombocytopenia refers to a decreased number of platelets in the blood. There are many causes of thrombocytopenia such as...learn more »
      In This Article
      Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Article
      • Thrombocytopenia facts
      • What is thrombocytopenia?
      • What causes thrombocytopenia?
      • What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?
      • When should I seek medical care for thrombocytopenia?
      • How is thrombocytopenia diagnosed?
      • How is thrombocytopenia treated?
      • What are the complications of thrombocytopenia?
      • Can thrombocytopenia be prevented?
    • Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor of the pancreas. Pancreatic cancer has been called a "silent" disease because early...learn more »
      In This Article
      Pancreatic Cancer Article
      • Pancreatic cancer facts
      • What is the pancreas, and what is the function of the pancreas?
      • What is cancer?
      • What is pancreatic cancer?
      • What are pancreatic cancer causes and risk factors?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of pancreatic cancer?
      • How is the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer made?
      • How is pancreatic cancer staged?
      • What is the treatment for resectable pancreatic cancer?
      • What is the treatment for locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer?
      • What is the treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer?
      • What are side effects of pancreatic cancer treatment?
      • What is the prognosis of pancreatic cancer?
      • What research is being done on pancreatic cancer?
      • Is complimentary or alternative therapy effective in pancreatic cancer treatment?
      • Can pancreatic cancer be prevented?
      • Where can people get support when coping with pancreatic cancer?
      • Where can people find additional information about pancreatic cancer?
    • Ascites Ascites, the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity is most commonly caused by cirrhosis of the liver. Some of the other...learn more »
      In This Article
      Ascites Article
      • Ascites Facts
      • What is ascites?
      • What causes ascites?
      • What are the types of ascites?
      • What are the risk factors for ascites?
      • What are the symptoms of ascites?
      • When should I call my doctor about ascites?
      • How is ascites diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for ascites?
      • What are the complications for ascites?
      • Can ascites be prevented?
      • What is the outlook for ascites?
    • Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is usually spread by blood transfusion,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Article
      • Hepatitis C infection (HCV, hep C) facts
      • What is hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the nature (biology) of the hepatitis C virus?
      • How does liver damage occur in hepatitis C infection?
      • How is hepatitis C virus spread, is it contagious, and how can transmission be prevented?
      • What are the symptoms of hepatitis C infection?
      • What conditions outside the liver are associated with hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the usual progression of chronic hepatitis C infection?
      • Who is at high risk and should be tested for hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the diagnostic tests for hepatitis C virus and how are they used to diagnose hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the role of a liver biopsy in the management of chronic hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the treatment for hepatitis C infection?
      • Who should receive antiviral therapy for hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the different patterns of response to antiviral treatment?
      • What are the goals of therapy for hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the therapy options for previously untreated patients with chronic hepatitis C infection?
      • How are relapses and nonresponders treated?
      • Should individuals with acute hepatitis C infection be treated?
      • What are the side effects of treatment for hepatitis C infection?
      • What about liver transplantation for hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the current research and what is in the future for hepatitis C infection?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on RxList.com


Terms related to Hepatitis B:

  • Acute Hepatitis B
  • Chronic Hepatitis B
  • HBV Disease